Spikes of violet, star-shaped flowers top stems reaching from 2 to 4 feet in late spring. The species is native to western Oregon. 'Blue Danube' would be beautiful in a border, meadow, or containers. Camassia make good cut flowers.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsBears 4- to 12-inch long spikes of violet flowers in late spring. The flower segments twist together as they fade.
CareIn the fall, choose a site in full sun to part shade with moist but well-drained, fertile, humusy soil. Camassia do not like waterlogged soil.
PropagationSow seed in a cold frame when ripe. Extract offsets when dormant in summer.
ProblemsLeaf smut and a few fungal leaf spots may occur.
- Genus : Camassia
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 10, 11, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
- Plant Type : Bulbs
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Bloom Time : Late Spring, Spring
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Maintenance : Moderate
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest