It is native to the eastern half of North America, including Ontario and the eastern United States.. It is noted for attracting wildlife. Camassia Quamash - Common name:Camas Lily - Native to North America, spikes of star-shaped blue-purple flowers cluster atop slender stems. Bulbs of North American origin that love that heavy, often rather poorly drained soil that many bulbs find tough. Camassia leichtlinii photographs by Cliff1066 and Tom Bech. It is very popular with the birds, bees, and butterflies. £26.99 £ 26. Happy Browsing! The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees. The plant likes to live in full sun to partial shade where it sports blue and violet blossoms and grows about 2 feet high. It’s not a name one often sees. Commonly offered for sale are C. cusickii, quamash, and Leichtlinii. They make up part of an extensive range of spring flowering bulbs in our online shop. If you’ve already tossed narcissus bulbs hither and yon to naturalize an area of your landscape, consider adding the native Camas into the mix. Back to Previous Page. wild-hyacinth. Your spherical camassia bulbs should be planted in the autumn at a depth of about 4in deep in moist but well drained soil. Camassia scilloides is a perennial herb known commonly as Atlantic camas, wild hyacinth, and eastern camas. We’d love to chat! Camassia scilloides (Raf.) About this product. Both are mullein-like plants of which Camassia quamash is the smallest one with deep blue starry flowers. Once planted the bulbs can be left undisturbed to naturalise. Bloom color may vary from whitish, to shades of blue, lavender or lilac. Height: 8-12 in Width: 6-8 in Soil Conditions: Moist Flower Color: Blue Bloom Time: May,June Hardiness Zone: 5 TO 9 + Add to My Wish List. This lovely native has grass-like leaves and open spikes of 6- petaled, light blue flowers. Camassia are hardy bulbs. Great care must be taken in tasting the bulbs, since there are many highly poisonous plants which look similar. Comments: This little-known species is sometimes confused with Camassia scilloides (Wild Hyacinth), which is more common within the state. Shop by category. Camassia collection - 30+15 Free bulbs £59.97 £39.98 2+1 FREE collections Unavailable Buy Camassia collection - 30+15 Free bulbs: v These bulbs grow well and flower well in pots or perhaps in large containers below a specimen shrub. This plant is known for how much wildlife it attracts. Get the item you ordered or your money back. 15 bulbs per bag. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in heavy clay soil. The bulbs are suitable for use in borders or for example in combination with perennials or for naturalising in a sunny pasture. More Images. Contact seller. Besides, it is much easier to visit your friendly local garden center, which at this time of year should have cultivated camassia bulbs for sale. It has a few leaves each up to 60 centimeters long. Camassia scilloides seems to have no insect, pest or disease problems and although I can't steadfastly say that this plant is 100% varmint proof, it's not the first choice of any of the hungry critters that make my farm their home. Camassia Esculenta, (Indian Hyacinth) Bulb Size: 6/+ cm. Camas Lily is a lovely native bulb species that blooms in late spring with clear blue flowers. Growing up to 90cm tall, her flower spikes shoot up from mid spring to become tall, eye-catching affairs, a little like a taller, grander, looser bluebell but in white. It produces inflorescences up to half a meter tall from a bulb 1 to 3 centimeters wide. Select picture above and then choose next. Found in prairie and open woodland. Here I am offering Seeds from Camassia scilloides, also known as, Atlantic camas, wild hyacinth, and eastern camas. Seller information. The selected planting spots can be in full sun (as at Wisley) or in partial shade. £26.99 £ 26. Seeds & Bulbs > Seeds & Bulbs > Bulbs, Roots & Rhizomes ; Share - Camassia scilloides Wild Hyacinth 20 seeds. Cammassia Esculenta also known as Indian Hyacinth. Best pick. Camassia scilloides is a perennial herb known commonly as Atlantic camas, wild hyacinth, and eastern camas. Michigan. They carry white or blue star like flowers. It produces inflorescences up to half a meter tall from a bulb 1 to 3 centimeters wide. Peat moss, compost, ground bark or decomposed manure all work well and a It would be a beautiful combination! Tough bulbs for less than perfect soils. (100 Bulbs) 2.5 out of 5 stars 2 Morphological Study of Bulb and Flowers of Camassia Quamash (Pursh) Greene., 1930, Research Studies, Volume 2, Number 2 : pages 80-89 with 3 figures. "Camassia" comes from a Nez Perce word for the plant's edible bulb, which was considered a delicacy. Camassia are deer resistant too! Common names for garden plants from the genus Camassia include Camass, Missouri Hyacinth, Wild Hyacinth and Quamash. Neutral: On Oct 16, 2004, tcfromky from Mercer, PA (Zone 5a) wrote: Propagation is very easy from seeds which are produced in abundance. Both species are attractive wildflowers with similar habitat preferences. The bulbs they grow from are very perennial and I've had mine for many years. Waterlogged soils will result in the bulbs rotting away. The flowers attract a number of nectar-seeking pollinators--primarily bees, flies, and wasps. 99. After planting, water the Camassia well, gently soaking the soil to settle it around the bulbs. Delightful bulbous perennial. Our Potted Camassia Bulbs are now available online to buy from 2 November 2020 until 2 February 2021. Take care to ensure that there is good drainage in the soil and avoid the area becoming water-logged. It is hardy to zone (UK) 7 and is not frost tender. Camassia - quamash Item Number: 10-0105. Camassia scilloides Wild Hyacinth . The flowers somewhat resemble those of the cultivated florist hyacinths. Camassia Esculanta bulbs should be planted between 5 and 8 cm deep in fertile, well drained, humus rich soil. Camassia are not as widely grown or familiar as many spring-flowering bulbs, but they are becoming ever more popular as their qualities become better known. No poems have been composed about it, and if you were to talk about Camassias to others, chances are, they won’t know what you’re speaking about. Camassia' is native to North America. Camassia scilloides Wild Hyacinth 20 seeds. Lovely along the edge of a pond or in a flower meadow. Each flower has 6 extended stamens, topped by large, showy yellow anthers. For borders or in grassland where one can achieve a full six weeks of interest using only a few different varieties. Registered as a business seller. Bulbs of eastern species are normally cooked before being consumed. Place drawstring bags over the seed heads, as it can be tricky to know when seeds will be dispersed. If there are still water puddles 5-6 hours after a hard rain, scout out another site. I grow it in very deep shade and the flower stems tend to get a bit lanky. Its love for moisture makes this beauty an ideal naturalizer at the edge of a pond or meadow. Learn more - eBay Money Back Guarantee - opens in new window or tab. Camassias are easy to grow in well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Visit Shop. Be the first to write a review. Camassia leichtlenii Alba is one of the rising stars of the late-spring show. Type: Fall Planting Bulbs Ships: September through December Loose spires of blue or lilac, star-shaped flowers appear on top of tall stems during mid spring. Camassia scilloides is a BULB growing to 0.6 m (2ft). These form an open terminal spike atop a 2' tall bare stem. Shop by category. FREE Delivery. Camassia scilloides is popular among insects, and seems to be a favorite of beeflies. It is also sometimes confused with its less-common, close relative Camassia angusta. A great place to see Camassia in its native habitat is at the Camassia Natural Area. The flowers are sweetly fragrant. If you are lucky enough to live close to us you can arrange to Click & Collect yours from the nursery & save on p&p. Although it’s a shame that such a striking plant hasn’t achieved the fame it deserves, that’s a … 4.2 out of 5 … This camassia is a pretty plant, but in the wild, look and don’t pick, as it is considered a threatened species in our state. 50 CAMASSIA Quamash ESCULENTA Bulbs - Perennial Flower Bulbs for Border Patio Rockery Garden. Threatened. Soft starry lavender-blue blooms with slightly recurved petals & golden stamens in May. FREE Delivery. Blue Camas, Atlantic Camas, Quamash, Wild Hyacinth Camassia scilloides is Native to Texas and other States. Save this seller. Common names are from state and federal lists. A rare plant, Wild Hyacinth is listed on the threatened or endangered lists of several states. Shop with confidence. Can be naturalised in grass, but be aware that the leaves are slow to die down in summer, which makes mowing difficult, especially as grasses grow vigorously in the moist, heavy soil that camassias like. Camassia flower in April and May with large spikes of flowers in blue, purple or white. See other items. Quick Shop; Delivery; CALL OUR ORDERLINE 01460 242177 or 01460 249060; Home; Autumn Planted Bulbs ; Camassia; Camassia. GARTHWAITE NURSERIES® : - UK Stockist. 97.6% Positive Feedback. They can grow up to 2 m in size but smaller varieties can be as little as 30 cm in size. 99. Additional pictures available to view. This plant has no children Legal Status. Show: Camassia cusickii - Potted. Camassia scilloides is a perennial bulb with grass-like basal foliage. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location. It is native to the eastern half of North America, including Ontario and the eastern United States. An Autumn favourite at Peter Nyssen is the beautiful blue flowering Camassia. Dormant bulbs should be planted about 4 inches deep. Plants normally flowers from late spring to summer. First documented by Lewis and Clark in the Cascade Mountains, where the bulb was an important food plant for the native Americans, this lovely wildflower is very cold hardy and long lived. Well suited to naturalizing; a bulb but also self seeds. Only 14 left in stock. Products / Camassia / Liliaceae Available for order March 2021. Or amend the soil with the addition of organic material to raise the level 2-3" to improve the drainage. Unlike most bulbs, Camassia prefers soil that has a bit more moisture. The bulbs can be eaten raw or cooked. Camassia scilloides One of the earliest plants to bloom in my garden is Camassia scilloides. Threatened and Endangered Information: This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. This stands to reason since it enjoyed soil with good moisture retention in the plains, slopes and foothills west of the Cascade Mountains. The star-shaped blooms open along the length of the spikes from the bottom upwards, the buds a serene creamy white. alphauction . However, I suspect that if given more sun, they would be shorter and stouter. Type: Bulb Family: Asparagaceae Native Range: Central and southeastern United States Zone: 5 to 8 Height: 2.00 to 2.50 feet Spread: 1.00 to 1.50 feet Bloom Time: May to June Bloom Description: Lavender to pale purple Sun: Full sun to part shade Water: Medium Maintenance: Low … Cory – Atlantic camas Subordinate Taxa. It is in flower in May. 20 Camassia Quamash (Esculenta) Bulbs Late Spring Flowering Hardy Garden Perennial. Camassia angusta. Camassia Alba Bulbs. Species Native to Missouri Common Name: prairie camas . Commonly called Camas Lily, butterflies, hummingbirds and bees will converge on this pollinator favorite. Outdoor Beds Find a location where the soil drains well. $7.75 Free Shipping. 50 Camassia Quamash Esculenta Bulbs - Blue Flowering - 50 Bulbs. “Camassia”. Try these attractive bulbous plants with their tapering inflorescences of point-petalled florets in mixed borders. The nearly three foot tall spikes of pale blue flowers open slowly over a period of weeks, blooming from the bottom of the stem upwards. Camassia quamash Bulbs are an excellent choice for moist loam and clay soils. Their appearance is quite similar, which can make them difficult to tell apart. They've also self sown into a lovely colony. Native to North America! I've rarely seen it disturbed. Camassia quamash, also called Camas Lily, Wild Hyacinth, Indian Lily and its taller sister Camassia leichtlinii ("Caerulea") are too beautiful to stay unknown any longer. eBay Money Back Guarantee. It belongs to the Camassia family, and is closely related to a species of wildflower with edible bulbs that were prized by Native Americans and early settlers. 6/+ cm Garden plants from the bottom upwards, the buds a serene creamy white available order. 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