Camassia leichtlinii 'Sacajawea'
Camassia leichtlinii 'Sacajawea'

Camassia leichtlinii 'Sacajawea'

SKU: F100211
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Quick Facts
Common Name: Camassia
Hardiness Zone: 4-8S/9W Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: May-Jun
Mature Height: 20-24" Spacing: 5-6"
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Deer Resistance: Yes
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Damp, fertile soils are the best place for Camassia leichtlinii 'Sacajawea,' a North American native plant christened in honor of the Native American woman who assisted 19th century explorers Lewis and Clark in part by feeding them ‘quamash’ bulbs. Camassias are beautiful, tough plants that thrive where most cannot, and they have the added benefit of flowering during a slow time in the garden, after the spring bulbs have subsided and before the summer perennials come on. 'Sacajawea’ sends up a spray of variegated, sword-like green foliage edged in cream. Upright flower stems follow, their tops capped by a cluster of star-shaped, ivory florets with traces of apple green. The florets open in sequence from bottom to top. Plants naturalize well and, while they may have been on Lewis and Clark’s menu, deer and varmints tend to avoid them.

Camassia is a small American genus of bulbous plants that produce long, straight stems bearing dozens of small, star-shaped flowers in varying shades of blue, cream, and white. Unlike most bulbs, Camassias are quite tolerant of winter wet and will prosper in damp sites where Tulips and Lilies will not survive. Camassias flower in late spring -- a crucial time for the garden -- most Daffodils are gone, but the full glory of June perennials still lies ahead. The leaves of Camassias turn yellow and disappear in summer, making room for annuals and other plants that will gladly fill in for the rest of the season.

For more information on Camassia care, click Growing Guide.

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The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

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beautiful, tall, vigorous

I'm hoping they'll reproduce so that they can be spread throughout the border.

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Growing guide

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Latin Name Pronunciation: kah-mass'-ee-ah

Bulb size: 7-8 cm 

Camassia is one of very few bulbs that tolerate moist soil, so it's a good candidate to plant near a pond or stream, as long as the bulb is above the water table. Plant 5-6 in. deep, 5-6 in. apart (4-5 per sq. ft.) in average to moist soil. Full sun to part shade.