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.
|Camassia leichtlinii ‘Alba’
|3 thru 8
|Full Sun to Part Sun
|Season(s) of interest
|Height and Spread
|3-4ft x 1-1.5ft (90-120cm x 30-45cm)
|Attracts Pollinators, Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores
|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