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Liliaceae

Camassia

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Camassia leichtlinii ssp. suksdorfii 'Blue Danube'

This native bulb produces gray-green basal leaves. The showy flowers produce tepals that die and persist in some species.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsLoose or dense terminal clusters support showy star- or cup-shaped blue, purple or white flowers. Some Native Americans used the bulb as a staple foodcrop.

CarePlant bulbs 4 inches deep in autumn, in moist, well-drained soil in sun or part shade.

PropagationSow seed in a cold frame when ripe. Extract offsets when dormant in summer.

ProblemsLeaf smut and a few fungal leaf spots may occur.

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