Bulbs and bulblike plants, Perennials, Flowers
Most are native to moist meadows, marshes, fields in Northern California and Pacific Northwest. Rosettes of grasslike leaves send up slender spikes of loosely spaced, starlike blossoms in spring.
Plant in fall after weather cools, setting bulbs 3 to 4 in. deep, 6 in. apart in good, moisture-retentive soil. Locate bulbs where they can remain undisturbed for many years. Because plants die down completely after bloom, set them where other plants will hide their yellowing leaves and fill in when leaves are gone. Bulbs can get by with less water during summer dormancy.Camassia quamash
Loose clusters of blue flowers on 1–2-ft. stems. Flowers of 'Orion' are deeper blue, those of 'San Juan Form' deeper still.
Loose clusters of blue flowers on 1–2-ft. stems. Flowers of 'Orion' are deeper blue, those of 'S...
Large, handsome clusters of creamy white flowers on 4-ft.-tall stems. C. l. suksdorfii (often...
Native to much of North America. Upright grower to 10 ft., sometimes treelike to 20 ft. Spreads widely...