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Camass

Camassia quamash

Also known as

Quamash, Camosh

Camassia quamash 6380 by (talk) (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Camass Overview

Bulbous perennial species with simple, narrow foliage and flowering spikes of starry, blue blooms around 7cm wide. Typically grows to around 80cm and prefers a well-draining, humus rich and fertile soil for optimal growth.

Common problems with Camass

How to propagate Camass

Division

By division or from seed.

Seed

Bulbs

Bulbs should be planted in late autumn.

Other uses of Camass

Culinary, ornamental