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Quamash

Camassia spp.

Also known as

Camas, Camosh

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Quamash Overview

Camassia is a genus containing roughly 6 species of hardy, bulbous, perennial plants from the Asparagaceae family. They are adapted to moist meadow environments and can spread to cover large areas, growing to between 30-130cm. Cultivation has resulted in the naturalisation of this genus to gardens, where it grows best in well-draining humus-rich soil and should be planted in autumn for optimal results. They produce multiple 6-petalled flowers from a single stem, which range in colour from white and pale pink to dark purple-blue colours.

How to propagate Quamash

Seed

Division

Special features of Quamash

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Quamash

Grown for the flowers which are suitable for borders, naturalising in meadows and pond margins.

Summer Flowering Bulbs

Plant out these flowering bulbs in spring to enjoy their summer performance.

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Spring Flowering Bulbs

Flowering in spring these bulbs give a beautiful display.

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