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Cusick's Camass

Camassia cusickii

Also known as

Quamash

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Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

10cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Cusick's Camass Overview

Camassia cusickii is also known as Cusick's camass, this perennial species produces spikes of attractive, star-shaped, pale blue-white flowers measuring around 5cm across and straight, simple leaves. Flowers are produced on a triangular raceme structure. This is a form of unbranched inflorescence where flowers are attached by equal stalks and the oldest flowers are formed at the base and new blooms from the tip as the plant grows. It has a bushy habit and is hardy to -10 degrees Celsius, plant in a position of full or partial sun, in moist, well-draining soil for optimal growth.

How to propagate Cusick's Camass

Seed

Sow seed when ripe.

Division

Divide offsets when plant is dormant, in the winter.

Special features of Cusick's Camass

Attractive flowers