Camassia cusickii


Camassia cusickii

Produces abundant flowers, with up to 100 star-shaped little flowers on each raceme. Combines very nicely with Bleeding heart perennials (Dicentra spectabilis).

What You Need To Know Before You Plant:

When Will This Flower Bloom?

Very late Spring - Early Summer

When Should I Buy and Plant These Bulbs?


What Kind of Light Does This Bulb Prefer?

Full sun to partial shade

What Color Will the Flower Be?

Light blue

How Far Apart Should I Plant These Bulbs?

4 in / 10 cm

How Deep Should I Dig?

6 in / 15 cm

How Tall Will It Grow?

24-32 in / 60-80 cm

Recommended Number of Bulbs Per Square Foot?


Is It Deer/Critter Resistant?


How Can I Best Use It in My Landscaping?

In flower beds, borders, as cut flowers, amongst perennials & ground covers and for naturalizing in larger fields.

Other Popular Varieties

(Besides the species itself); 'Zwanenburg' (wisteria blue).

About the Family

Camassia Family

The origins of the genus Camassia must be sought in the western part of North America where this species is found growing in the mountains and on the prairies. Remarkably, this bulbous plant is relatively unknown. Seven or eight species exist, but only three are commonly cultivated. The name 'Quamash' comes from a North American Indian language. The cooked bulbs of certain species were also eaten by the Indians.

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