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Camassia quamash 'Orion'


Camassia quamash 'Orion' is a gorgeous selection of our true blue BC native with starry flowers on tall spires.

Camassia quamash 'Orion' is a gorgeous 1913 selection of our BC native with true blue to violet-blue, starry, lily-like flowers on slender stems in spring from a tuft of strap-like foliage. It blooms between spring bulbs and summer perennials and, unlike most bulbs, prefers moisture. This species naturalizes well, is deer and rodent resistant, and is a traditional food crop of First Nations cultures in and around the southern coastal parts of our province. 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, Part 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

Berries: No

Benefits: Bees, Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: Yes

Native Habitat: 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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