quamash ‘Blue Danube’

Camassia leichtlinii ‘Blue Danube’ (quamash ‘Blue Danube’) is a perennial with beautiful deep blue flowers that arise from its swordlike foliage.

Each flower has 6 showy petal-like tepals and attractive stamens. This is a great plant to have in your garden to add color in late spring while everything else is slowly coming up. It can be found in the meadow section in Lurie Garden.

The straight species Camassia leichtlinii is native to western North America and can be found in damp meadows. If you want quamash in your garden be sure to plant this corm in the fall.

Botanical Name
Camassia leichtlinii ‘Blue Danube’
Common Name quamash ‘Blue Danube’
Family Asparagaceae
USDA Zone 3 to 8
Light Requirement Full Sun to Part Shade
Season(s) of interest Spring
Height and Spread
3-4ft x 1-1.5ft (90-120cm x 30-45cm)
Flower Color Blue
Attracts Wildlife Pollinators
Additional Information
Cultivar of a plant native to US Northwest
Location in Lurie Garden West Meadow, East Meadow, Bird Border – Monroe