Scientific Name: Camassia spp. and cvs.
Common Name: camas, wild hyacinth
Family Name: Asparagaceae
Origin: Garden origin, North America
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x < 0.1m (height x width)
Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Coarse
Landscape Uses: Cut flower or foliage, Perennial border, Spring interest, Wild flower garden, Woodland margin
Exposure: Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Basal, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Linear, Entire
Flowers: Raceme, White, Blue, Violet, Purple, May-Jun
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Jun-Jul
Key ID Features:
Leaves linear, most 20-80cm long x 1.5-4cm wide, drooping; florets with six tepals, white to pale lilac to blue-violet to deep purple, in erect racemes 30-125cm tall in May.