quamash ‘Alba’

Camassia leichtlinii ‘Alba’ (quamash ‘Alba’)┬áis 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’
Family Asparagaceae
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)
Flower Color White
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