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Camassia quamash

Camassia quamash
blue camass; indian hyacinth
Synonym(s) Camassia esculenta
Common name blue camass; indian hyacinth
Family agavaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers blue (May)
Light sun-part shade
From seed germinate in cold conditions
detailed seed-starting info below

Slow-growing bulb with clear blue flowers, native to the northwestern US. We grew it from seed a couple of times, and are still waiting for flowers. Luckily, I also got some bulbs, and they bloomed right away the next spring - so I can show you some pictures!

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Baggy 35F (some G after 7w). Top growth did not develop until 8w later
  2. Seed from '06 trade. Baggy 35F (12w; 46%G, 9-12w) - 70F (29%G, 2-20d)

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