Camassia leichtlinii 'Silk River' is a compact, white-flowered form of the great camas.
Camassia leichtlinii 'Silk River' is a more compact version of the great camas with elegant spires to 18 inches high covered with masses of star-shaped creamy white to pure white flowers which open from lime green buds. This is a larger more stately species than C. quamash. Native from BC to southern California. Camassia grow in winter-wet soils that dry out in summer which means they will be tolerant of clay-heavy garden soils.
Common Name: Great Camas - [Spring B&B Pre-Order]
Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)
Zone Hardiness: 3-10
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: Yes
Native Habitat: Meadows, prairies and hillsides that are moist, at least in early spring.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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