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Camassia scilloides

Native Plants

Eastern Camass

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Summary

Eastern camas (Camassia scilloides) is a lovely yet under-appreciated herbaceous perennial bulb with lavender blue, star-shaped, fragrant flowers that are produced on delicate 1-2’ tall stems. It performs well in full sun to filtered shade when grown in neutral soils that are moist in winter and spring. Eastern camas can be planted in masses among spring wildflowers890 6099 

including woodland phlox (Phlox divaricata), large-flowered trillium (Trillium grandiflorum), and dwarf larkspur (Delphinium tricorne). It also thrives with moisture-loving plants such as slender blue flag (Iris prismatica), Virginia chain fern (Anchistea virginica), and great blue lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica) which fill the void left behind in summer when eastern camass goes dormant. Zones 4-8. 


More Details

  • Plant Type
    perennial-bulb 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    filtered-shade-to-full-sun 
  • Foliage Character
    deciduous 
  • Soil Moisture
    average-to-wet 
  • Flowering Period
    mid-spring
  • Soil PH
    adaptable 
  • Flower Color
    blue 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fall Foliage Color
    dormant 
  • Other Common Names
    wild hyacinth 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    tan