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Camassia - Camas

Native to North America, Camassias (Camas) are bulbous perennials with long racemes of up to 100 star-shaped flowers, adorned with six slender loose petals, a green center and bright yellow stamens. Borne on stout, willowy stems, they open sequentially from bottom to top for a long lasting display. Blooming in late spring to early summer, these spring-flowering bulbs add something different to the borders at a time when the summer perennials have not yet hit their stride. Left undisturbed, they will multiply freely in damp soil. Unlike most other bulbs, they prefer a moisture-retentive soil and are even happy in light shade. Easy to grow, deer and rodent resistant.


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Camassia 'Blue Heaven' (Camas)

Camassia 'Blue Heaven' (Camas) is a bulbous perennial with long racemes of up to 100 star-shaped, pale blue flowers, adorned with 6 showy tepals, a green center and bright yellow stamens. Borne on stout, willowy stems, they open sequentially from bottom to top for a long lasting display.

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Camassia (Camas)

Native to North America, Camassias (Camas) are bulbous perennials with long racemes of up to 100 star-shaped flowers, adorned with six slender loose petals, a green center and bright yellow stamens. The flowers vary in color from pale lilac or white to deep purple or blue-violet. Borne on stout, willowy stems, they open sequentially from bottom to top for a long lasting display.

Camassia cusickii (Cusick's Camass)

Camassia cusickii (Cusick's Camass) is a bulbous perennial with long racemes of 30 to 100 star-shaped, pale blue flowers, adorned with 6 showy tepals, a green center and bright yellow stamens. Borne on stout, willowy stems, they open sequentially from bottom to top for a long lasting display.

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Camassia leichtlinii 'Alba' (Camas)

Camassia leichtlinii 'Alba' (Camas) is a bulbous perennial with tall spires packed with dozens of star-shaped, creamy-white flowers. Each flower has 6 showy tepals, a green center and attractive purple stamens. Borne on stout, willowy stems, they open sequentially from bottom to top for a long lasting display.

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Camassia leichtlinii 'Blue Danube' (Camas)

Camassia leichtlinii 'Blue Danube' (Camas) is a bulbous perennial with racemes of 20 to 80 lavender-blue, star-shaped flowers. Each flower has 6 showy petal-like tepals and attractive yellow stamens. Borne on stout, willowy stems, they open sequentially from bottom to top for a long lasting display.

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Camassia quamash 'Blue Melody' (Camas)

Camassia quamash 'Blue Melody' (Camas) is a bulbous perennial with upright racemes packed with dozens of star-shaped, dark blue flowers, adorned with 6 showy tepals, a green center and bright yellow stamens. Borne on stout, willowy stems, they open sequentially from bottom to top for a long lasting display. Blooming in late spring to early summer, they rise atop a pretty foliage clump of variegated, long, narrow basal, creamy-edge leaves.

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