Camassia leichtlinii Sacajawea

Camassia leichtlinii Sacajawea

Retailer: White Flower Farm
$19.95 USD at time of publication Buy from White Flower Farm

Description from White Flower Farm

This is a vigorous, variegated version of the native Quamash bulb that Sacajawea cooked to keep the Lewis and Clark expedition going. Creamy white flowers complement its white-edged foliage, and plants will sparkle beside ponds or in wildflower meadows.
Camassia is a small American genus of bulbous plants that produce long, straight stems bearing dozens of small, star-shaped flowers in varying shades of blue, cream, and white. Unlike most bulbs, Camassias are quite tolerant of winter wet and will prosper in damp sites where Tulips and Lilies will not survive. Camassias flower in late spring — a crucial time for the garden — most Daffodils are gone, but the full glory of June perennials still lies ahead. The leaves of Camassias turn yellow and disappear in summer, making room for annuals and other plants that will gladly fill in for the rest of the season.
  • Common Name: Camassia
  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8 S / 5-9 W
  • Height: 30″+
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Blooms In: May-June
  • Spacing: 5-6″
  • Ships as: Bulb
$19.95 USD at time of publication Buy from White Flower Farm
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