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Camassia quamash, Blue Camas Seed Balls

  • 2000

The tall starry vivid blue to deep violet flowers were among the many noteworthy wildflowers Lewis and Clark documented on their western pioneer expedition.  This perennial plant can reach up to 14- 18"  and adds elegance to the landscape in late spring early summer.


  • Zone 4-8
  • Pacific Northwest
  • Moist soils
  • Full Sun
  • Facultative
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Sow: Fall through Mid Winter

Cultural History
Western tribes and early expedition pioneers  used this root plant as a staple food source. The bulbs were harvested in the fall when the flowers withered and were boiled or pit roasted. The pit roasted cooking method of the bulbs had similar characteristics of a sweet potato but a sweeter version. The bulbs were also dried and pounded to create a flour.

A note about seed balls:
Seed balls, also known as seed bombs, protect the seeds from erosion, foraging, and many other factors. This protective property often results in a slower germination cycle. Wildflowers are also highly variable in their germination rates. Please be patient with your seed balls. If you placed them in a suitable location, soil, and climate, when the seeds are ready, they will grow!

OUR PROMISE We guarantee your satisfaction and will provide a full refund or replace your seed balls if your are not satisfied. Just contact us with your questions and we will work out a solution! We want your seed balls to grow!

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