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Camassia leichtlinii Caerulea Sacajawea

C. leichtlinii Caerulea Sacajawea is best grown in moist, fertile soil in full sun to partial sunlight. Commonly known as The Wild Hyacinth, Camass, Quamash or Leichtlin’s Camass, Sacajawea naturalizes well when left undisturbed in a good spot. Deer- and rodent-resistant, Sacajawea forms ever substantive clusters of linear, strappy, foliage with distinctive crisp yellow-ivory margins around upright racemes studded with dozens of six-petaled, 2", star-shaped ivory-white flowers with whisper-green centers. The flowers open sequentially from the bottom to the top. It is a valuable variety since it blooms in the blank period between the big Narcissus and Tulip spring show and the big summer show when perennials and annuals hit their colorful strides. As it matures over time, when it’s happy where it’s planted, it naturalizes by bulb offsets (called bulbils: baby bulbs on the sides of the mother bulb you’ve planted).

You’ll need four bulbs per square foot. (Square footage is determined multiplying the planting site’s length times its width.) Bulb size: 14 cm/up. Full to partial sunlight. Bloom time in horticultural zone 5: May/June. Plant 5" deep and 5" apart. If it’s planted near a stream or pond, make sure to plant it above the high water mark. Even though Camassia likes soil with a bit of moisture, it can not be submerged in water. HZ: 4-8. Height: 24" to 30".

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