Camassia leichtlinii ‘Alba’ (quamash ‘Alba’) is a member of the Asparagaceae family native to the western part of North America.
C. leichtlinii is a bulbous perennial that grows up to 36 inches high once it flowers in the late spring. The flower heads are clusters of star-shaped cream colored flowers that emerge from thick pale green stems. Useful to bridge the gap between the blooming of summer perennials and early spring bulbs.
|Botanical Name||Camassia leichtlinii ‘Alba’|
|Common Name||quamash ‘Alba’|
|USDA Zone||3 thru 8|
|Light Requirement||Full Sun to Part Sun|
|Season(s) of interest||spring|
|Height and Spread||3-4ft x 1-1.5ft (90-120cm x 30-45cm)|
|Attracts Wildlife||Attracts Pollinators, Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores|
|Additional Information||Not Native to the US Midwest. Cultivated form of a plant native to US Northwest|
|Location in Lurie Garden||Northwest Light Plate, Northeast Light Plate|