Camassia quamash Bulbs

Cammas Lily Bulbs

 

Cammas Lily is a lovely native bulb species that blooms in late spring with clear blue flowers. Camassia quamash Bulbs are an excellent choice for moist loam and clay soils.

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Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Average
Moist/Wet
20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Bulb Spacing9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Mid spring
Shipping All orders ship within 5 business days. Shipping for fall-planted bulbs will continue until they sell out or through December 31, 2016. Learn More…
Size Bag of 4
SKU HFB5Y04

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Cammas Lily is a lovely native bulb species that blooms in late spring with clear blue flowers. Camassia quamash Bulbs are an excellent choice for moist loam and clay soils. First documented by Lewis and Clark in the Cascade Mountains, where the bulb was an important food plant for the native Americans, this lovely wildflower is very cold hardy and long lived.
SKU HFB5Y04
Common Name Cammas Lily Bulbs
Botanical Name Camassia quamash
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Blue
Mature Height 12-14" tall
Bulb Size 6/+
Bulb Spacing 9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 4-6" deep
Bloom Time Mid spring
Plant Type - Bulb Perennial
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet
Amount of Rain 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages Deer Resistant
Native Yes
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Shipping

Plant & Bulb Shipping Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Shipping begins Sept. 19. Amaryllis Bulbs will begin shipping mid-October 2016 and will continue until we sell out or through December 31, 2016.

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Camassia quamash Bulbs:

    Tried these overwinter in zone 8a. Mild winter, planted in a swale, heavy clay, no particular soil prep. Planted deep so that they'll survive our brutal summers with less water. They're in a wild/meadow strip with clovers in swales and bunch grasses on berms for weed suppression. They're next to a wood fence with some sun protection.

    We got tons more rain over winter and spring than is normal here.

    In spring, the test clump of bulbs came up. They didn't bloom. I give them credit for coming up. Expecting they will bloom in future years.

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Camassia quamash Bulbs:

        Planted last fall according to instructions. Still waiting as it is probably only mid-Spring here (goofy weather this year - hot early, now cool-cold and rainy) for emergence of these beauties. (3 stars only so far as jury is 'out' for now.) By past experience with other HCG offerings, I am comfortable that these will be 'as advertised' later in Spring. But, as of yet, cannot recommend.

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        USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

        To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

        • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
        • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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