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Camassia

Camassia

Camassia is a perfect plant for extending the spring bulb season. It produces spires of beautiful purple or blue flowers in late spring and early summer -- right alongside favorites such as allium, peony, and iris. There are a handful of varieties available; give your garden a boost by selecting one with variegated foliage.

Camassia does best in full sun or part shade in moist soil. In fact, it tolerates clay and wet conditions better than most other spring bulbs. Camassia is native to areas of North America.

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Part Sun, Sun

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8 to 20 feet

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To 1 foot wide

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more varieties for Camassia

Blue camassia
Blue camassia
Camassia leichtlinii 'Caerulea' offers spikes of starry lavender-blue flowers in late spring. It grows 4 feet tall. Zones 4-10
'Blue Danube' camassia
'Blue Danube' camassia
Camassia 'Blue Danube' is a lovely selection with dark purple-blue blooms in late spring or early summer. It grows 4 feet tall. Zones 4-10
Camass
Camass
Camassia cusickii bears spikes of light blue flowers in late spring or early summer. It grows 3 feet tall. Zones 3-10
Quamash
Quamash
Camassia quamash bears spikes of violet-blue flowers in late spring. It grows 32 inches tall. Zones 4-10
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