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Camassia leichtlinii


Camassia leichtilinii or great camas produces elegant spires with masses of star-shaped blue flowers with yellow anthers.

Camassia leichtilinii or great camas produces elegant spires covered with masses of star-shaped blue flowers with glittering yellow anthers. This is a larger 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 - [Summer B&B Pre-Order]

Family: Liliaceae (The Lily Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-10

Light: Full Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Blue

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: Yes

Native Habitat: Meadows, prairies and hillsides that are moist, at least in early spring.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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