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Camassia quamash 'Blue Melody'


Camassia quamash 'Blue Melody' is a gorgeous true blue BC native with starry lily-like flowers atop variegated foliage.

Camassia quamash (syn. C. esculenta) 'Blue Melody' is a gorgeous true blue BC native with starry lily-like flowers on slender stems in spring atop variegated foliage with white edges. It is a native of garry oak meadows and can take winter moisture and summer dry soils. It will go dormant by summer. Camas lily was an important food crop of the coastal First Nations. The consistency when cooked is like a gummy potato. Camassia grow in winter-wet soils that dry out in summer which means they will be tolerant of clay-heavy garden soils.

Common Name: Camas Lily - [Spring B&B Pre-Order]

Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-9

Light: Full Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 4-8"

Primary Bloom Colour: Blue

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No


Benefits: Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: Yes

Native Habitat: Garry oak meadows and rock outcrops. Coastal mountain forests and wet meadows inland. Marshy meadows in coniferous forest to 2300m.

Award: GPP

Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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