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Camassia scilloides (Wild Hyacinth)

Camassia scilloides (Wild Hyacinth)
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Bulbs ship summer; they will emerge the following spring. Camassia scilloides, Wild Hyacinth, is the only eastern species of its genus, which is in the Lily family and characterized by squat bulbs, similar to those of small tulips in size and shape. Its pale blue-violet flowers begin to bloom from the bottom, progressing toward the top of the spike-like raceme at the end of the plant’s central stalk.  Attractive to a number of insects seeking nectar and pollen, Camassia scilloides re-seeds itself and, though slow to establish, is fairly long-lived.  By mid-summer, the basal leaves turn yellow and wither away and the plant remains dormant for the rest of the year.  Because of this, we favor summer and fall plantings for the bulbs, over spring. The plants will emerge the following spring, and likely bloom.

*This species may be difficult and/or slow to germinate and grow to maturity.  Please note the germination code.

Dormant bulbs ship Summer (July-Aug) and Fall (October) only.


Details
Catalog Number CAM02F
Seeds / Packet 40
Seeds / Ounce 4,200
Germination Code M
Wetland Code FAC
USDA Zones 4-8
Plant Spacing 8-12"
Sun Exposure Full Sun  Part Shade 
Soil Moisture Wet-Mesic  Mesic (Medium)  Dry-Mesic 
Height 2 feet 
Bloom Color Blue 
Bloom Time May  June 
Plant Type Wildflowers (Forbs) 
Availability Seeds  Roots 
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Camassia scilloides (Wild Hyacinth)
*This map shows the native and adventive range of this species. **Given appropriate habitat and climate, native plants can be grown outside their range.
BONAP Map Key
Present in state Present in county; native to state Not present in state  
Present in county, adventive in state    
Camassia leichtlinii (Greater Camas) Camassia angusta (Southern Wild Hyacinth) Zizia aurea (Golden Alexanders)
 
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