(Camassia quamash ‘Blue Camass’)
Blue Camass is a native perennial flower commonly found growing in moist mountain meadows and slopes in the northwestern United States. At maturity, this plant reaches a height of 2' and features a 2' clump of blade-like leaves at the base of a firm stem and a large cluster of 2-3” starry blue flowers. This plant can be grown in a container, attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, can be used as a cut flower, is edible, and self-sows!
Starting Blue Camass Seeds
Variety: Blue Camass
Also Known As: Small Camas, Common Camass, Camas Lily, Swamp Sego, Indian Hyacinth, Quamash.
Native Range: Alberta, British Columbia, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.
Grown as: Perennial
Maturity (Blooms): Early Summer
Light: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Medium
Attracts Beneficial Insects?: Yes. Bees, Butterflies, and Hummingbirds.
USDA Zone: 3a-9b
Produces: 2' clump of blade-like leaves at the base of a firm stem, and a large clusters of 2-3” starry blue flowers.