Native Region: British Columbia south to California
Zone Range: 04-09
Preferred Climate: Temperate
Harvest Date: Tuesday 21 June, 2016
Seed count: 20-25
This bulbous perennial is smaller than the other Camassias, but is nonetheless a very desirable and attractive plant to grow in your garden. Height 8-32 inches. When given sufficient moisture and a suitable location, this species is able to naturalize easily.
Camassia is now in the family Asparagaceae.
For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant. Fall and winter sowings may be made directly into pots of sterilized potting medium, covered with a thin layer of coarse sand, and placed in a cold frame. Darkness is required to start germination. For mid to late spring sowings, seed should be soaked in pure clean water then placed in pots of sterilized growing medium, covered with a thin layer of coarse sand, and refrigerated for 4-6 weeks. Move pots to a cool sheltered location with bright indirect light to complete germination. Grow in moist but well-drained fertile humusy soil in sun to part shade.