Large Camas Camassia leichtlinii - Quamasia leichtlinii

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Botanical Name:

Camassia leichtlinii







Common Name:

Large Camas

Seeds Per Pound:
0.43 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
Germination Test Type:
3-4 feet
Collection Locale:
Murrieta Valley, OR
Crop Year:
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
In Stock: 0.43 lb
Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet (~ 28 seeds)
5 gram (~ 782 seeds)
10 gram (~ 1563 seeds)
1 oz (~ 4431 seeds)
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: germinates best with diurnally fluctuating temperatures between 70 and 50 degrees F.
In a Nutshell:
* Camassia leichtlinii, sometimes called Leichtlin’s camass, is a spring-flowering bulbous perennial that typically grows on moist slopes and moist mountain meadows west of the Cascades and Sierras from British Columbia to southern California.
* Best grown in moist, fertile, acidic, humusy soils in full sun to part shade. Does best in full sun.
* Flowers in this species may be white, cream, blue or purple, all with attractive yellow anthers. Good fresh cut flower.
* Flowers in this species may be white, cream, blue or purple, all with attractive yellow anthers. Good fresh cut flower.
* Genus name is derived from the Native American Indian name of kamasor quamashfor a genus plant whose bulb was once used by native Americans and settlers as a food source.
* Mass or plant in groups of at least 15 bulbs in wildflower meadows, open woodland areas or borders. May not deserve a prominent place in the border, however, since foliage can become rather scruffy in appearance after bloom. May also be utilized as accents on the periphery of a water garden or pond. more...
Physical Characteristics  Camassia leichtlinii is a BULB growing to 1 m (3ft 3in) by 0.2 m (0ft 8in). It is hardy to zone 3 and is not frost tender. It is in leaf 8-Mar It is in flower from Jun to July, and the seeds ripen in July. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees.It is noted for attracting wildlife. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in heavy clay soil.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils..It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade.It requires moist soil.
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