camas, common (Camassia quamash)
camas, common (Camassia quamash)
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camas, common (Camassia quamash)

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Description Common camas is among the showiest and easiest to grow of native bulbs, producing racemes with dozens of star-like sky-blue to deep-blue flowers. The bulbs were an important food source for Native Americans. Very cold-hardy and long-lived. Special value to bees.
Plant Type Perennial bulb.
Flower Color Purple, blue.
Bloom Period April-June.
Height at Maturity 30"
Plant Spacing 8-12"
Light Requirements Sun, part shade.
Moisture Needs High in spring. Needs dry summer soil.
Soil Type

 Moist loam and clay.