Camassia cusickii (quamash) is tolerant of winter wet and can persist in damp sites.
This small American genus produces long, straight stems bearing dozens of small, star-shaped flowers in shades of pale blue. Flowers in late spring, after daffodils and tulips have faded, before the burst of June perennials.
|Botanical Name||Camassia cusickii|
|USDA Zone||4 thru 8|
|Light Requirement||Full Sun to Part Shade|
|Season(s) of interest||spring|
|Height and Spread||2-2.5ft x 2ft (60-45cm x 60cm)|
|Flower Color||Sky Blue|
|Attracts Wildlife||Attracts Pollinators, Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores|
|Additional Information||Not Native to the US Midwest. Native range: NW United States|
|Location in Lurie Garden||Bird Border – Monroe, West Meadow, East Meadow|