Large Camas Camassia leichtlinii

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Camassia leichtlinii

Family:

Liliaceae

Genus:

Camassia

Species:

leichtlinii

Common Name:

Large Camas

Seeds Per Pound:
65,797
Quantity:
0.25 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
28
Germination:
98%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
3-4 feet
Collection Locale:
Wilbur, OR
Crop Year:
2018
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
5
In Stock: 0.25 lb
Prices
Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
6.95
1 oz
69.95
Growing Info:
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...