Camas, Blue (Camassia quamash) packet of 30 seeds
Family: Lily (Liliaceae)
Hardy to Zones 3 to 9
Bulbous herbaceous perennial. Native to the NW. Prefers moist garden soil of meadowland that is moist in the spring and gets dry in the summer. Flowers deep blue violet, on long racemes, excellent for cutting. Bulbs a major foodstuff of the Native Americans, roasted in pits, providing a sweet and nutritious staple food. Flowers deep blue violet, on long racemes, excellent for cutting. Sow seeds in fall or winter for germ in the spring, or give 60 days cold, moist refrigeration and then sow cool and shady, with germ in 7 to 28 days. Space plants 6 inches apart.
Packet of 30 seeds, open pollinated, untreated, no gmo’s
Note: Blue Camas (Camassia quamash) should not be confused with the (poisonous and relatively inodorous) Death Camas (Zigadenus venenosus), which makes flowers of creamy white.