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Camassia Lily Bulbs

Camassia or Camas Lily, is the beautiful native perennial lily of Indian lore discovered by Lewis and Clark. (Camassia leichtlinii)
Bag of 4

Price: $15.95

Sale: $10.37

$2.59 Per Bulb
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Details:

Height: 32" tall
Bulb Spacing: 9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time: Mid spring
Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Shipping: Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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Details
SKU 25MIBU4
Common Name Camassia Lily or Camas Lily
Botanical Name Camassia leichtinii or Camassia caerulea
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Purple
Estimated Mature Height 32" tall
Bulb Size 14/+ cm
Bulb Spacing 9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 5" deep
Bloom Time Mid spring
Plant Type/Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Season Fall
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Amount of Rain N/A
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Containers, Borders, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Easy to Grow
Additional Information Native to North America. Heirloom bulb.
Special Groups N/A
Native N/A
Ships to Canada No
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Description
CamassiaHere's one of North America's little-known natives that belongs in every wildflower garden. The beautiful purplish-blue Camassia 'Lily', sometimes called American Hyacinth, is native to our northern plains and mountain states, and figured prominently in Native American history. The lilies carpet open areas in the northern plains, and the bulbs were used for both food and medicine. The plant was 'discovered' by Lewis and Clark as they ventured west, and found the Indians harvesting thousands of Camassia bulbs. Lewis tried the meal made from the bulbs, and found it didn't agree with him, but that's fine. You probably don't plan on eating your Camassia bulbs. Just plant them in your wildflower meadow and enjoy their blue beauty for years to come.

Photo Credit: Camassia was collected by the Lewis and Clark Expedition on the Weippe Prairie along Jim Ford Creek just south of Weippe, Clearwater Co., Idaho, on 23 Jun 1806. This view from the Lewis & Clark Herbarium website shows the continuing bloom of this native lily in the wild today.

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American MeadowsCamassia Lily - Bag of 4
 
4.7

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Pros

  • Low maintenance (4)
  • Vivid colors (4)
  • Long bloom time (3)

Cons

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      4.0

      Received many compliments on these

      By ChickenMama

      from Richmond, VA area

      About Me Casual Hobbyist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Long Bloom Time
      • Low Maintenance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Border Control

        Comments about American Meadows Camassia Lily - Bag of 4:

        I placed a rather large order with AM in spring of 2013. When all of the bulbs arrived in the fall, my 2 1/2 year-old daughter and I had a heyday in the garden! I had never seen these growing anywhere else and throught I'd give them a try. I'm very glad I did because I got so many compliments on them at a late-spring cookout. They were blooming at the end of April here in central Virginia. The colors were beautiful and the blooms were visited by many bees. I'm looking forward to seeing how they multiply in coming years. Right now the camassia lilies are planted up against my picket fence as part of a border.

         
        4.0

        Survivors

        By Gardener Mom

        from Everett, WA

        About Me Casual Hobbyist

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              Comments about American Meadows Camassia Lily - Bag of 4:

              These were delivered at the prime time for planting. However, they sat around in the house and eventually the garage for several months before being planted. They are coming up anyway and looking healthy! So far the slugs have left them alone, too. The only reason I haven't given them a 5 is that they haven't bloomed yet. Can't wait to see them flower!

               
              5.0

              Really Nice!

              By Weedgardener

              from Oak Hill, Ohio

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              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Large Bulb Size
              • Long Bloom Time
              • Low Maintenance
              • Reliable Growth
              • Vivid Colors

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Containers
                • Large Areas
                • Raised Beds

                Comments about American Meadows Camassia Lily - Bag of 4:

                Came at just the right time & in great condition! Loved them, everything just as promised!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Beautiful flowers and edible!

                By Ivan

                from Fayetteville, AR

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                Pros

                • Edible
                • Fragrant
                • Low Maintenance
                • Vivid Colors

                Cons

                • Susceptible to Pests

                Best Uses

                • Border Control
                • Containers
                • Cut Flowers
                • Raised Beds

                Comments about American Meadows Camassia Lily - Bag of 4:

                Love these Lilys! We had a few that had been dug up, but the rest sprang up in a glorious display of color. We also eat the bulbs after they divide out a couple times, very tasty.

                 
                5.0

                Love this lily

                By Jenn

                from Pevely, MO

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                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Long Bloom Time
                • Reliable Growth
                • Vivid Colors

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about American Meadows Camassia Lily - Bag of 4:

                    We have a steeply sloping area in the backyard where we have planted ornamental grasses to help hold the hillside. I've been adding mostly native plants to fill in and add color to the bank. The camassia were planted in the fall, with no special care. All four grew and produced beautiful blooms this spring.

                     
                    5.0

                    Beautiful!

                    By Spunky

                    from SF Bay Area

                    About Me Master Gardener

                    Pros

                    • Large Bulb Size
                    • Low Maintenance
                    • Vivid Colors

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about American Meadows Camassia Lily - Bag of 4:

                        These were lovely, very eye catching and unusual. Admired by several people who saw them.

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                        Shipping

                        Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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                        As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

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