{"id":5655522869397,"title":"Great Camas (Camassia leichtlinii)","handle":"camassia-leichtlinii","description":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eA stunning perennial wildflower in the Asparagus plant family with purplish-blue flowers (or sometimes even white) and a large edible* bulb. Yellow, pollen-packed stamens contrast against the colourful tepals and the large, open flowers draw in a rich diversity of pollinators. The bulbs of Great Camas divide readily in deep, rich soils and can be grown in full sun to partial shade.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eFall and early winter are ideal seasons to be planting bulbs. We have limited stock of beautiful, healthy mature Great Camas bulbs available for \u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e$6 each or 2 for $10.\u003c\/strong\u003e There is a variety of sizes, the first orders get the largest bulbs, and it is first-come first-served! These will not last long so order soon.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eOur bare bulbs are at a mature, flowering age and can be expected to flower once established, if planted in a suitable location. It can take a few years to establish sufficient roots that can support flowering, and is dependent on soil - Great camas thrives in deep, rich soils.\u003cstrong\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/satinflower.ca\/blogs\/nursery-news\/camasbulbs2021\"\u003eRead more tips about growing Great Camas on this blog post\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"margin: 0in 0in 12.0pt 0in;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003eNote:  \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e*Edibility depends on the preparation of the plant. Always do your own research prior to consuming plant parts and eat at your own risk. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003eThis plant is rich in local Indigenous food traditions, we \u003cem\u003estrongly\u003c\/em\u003e recommend that non-Indigenous people take time to study and understand the complexities of the species before using or consuming this or other native plants.  We recommend learning in a good way first-hand as is possible, or proper resources such as the book \u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/publications.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca\/product\/saanich-ethnobotany\/\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/publications.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca\/product\/saanich-ethnobotany\/\"\u003eSaanich Ethnobotany\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e by Nancy Turner and Richard Hebda.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-thickness: initial; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0in 0in 12.0pt 0in;\"\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"sfncontainer\"\u003e\n\u003cbutton class=\"accordion\" type=\"button\"\u003ePlant Details\u003c\/button\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"accordion-panel\"\u003e\n\u003ctable data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"single_plant_view\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003ehabitat\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMeadows and woodland edges\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003elight\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFull sun to part shade\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003emoisture\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eDry to mesic\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003eheight\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e20 to 100 cm\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003eflowering\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMay to June\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003ehabit\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003ePerennial herb from bulb\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth\u003eadvantages\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan\u003eEdible bulb\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003ecompanion plants\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWestern Buttercup, Red Columbine, California Brome, Blue Wildrye, Nodding Onion, Western Buttercup, Prairie Woodrush, Barestem Desert-parsley, California Oatgrass, Junegrass, Chocolate Lily, Menzie's Larkspur, White Fawn-Lily\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cbutton class=\"accordion\" type=\"button\"\u003eSeed Details\u003c\/button\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"accordion-panel\"\u003e\n\u003ctable data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"single_plant_view\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003eseeds\/packet\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003eDetails coming soon\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003eseeds\/gram\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e139\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003eseeds\/square meter \u003ca title=\"How do I calculate how much seed I need?\" href=\"https:\/\/satinflowernurseries.ca\/a\/faq\"\u003e*?\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003eDetails coming soon\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003esquare meters\/gram\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003eDetails coming soon\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003egermination\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003eCold stratification is required. Sow in fall for spring germination.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003eseeding info\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003eDetails coming soon\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e","published_at":"2020-08-27T12:15:12-07:00","created_at":"2020-08-27T12:15:12-07:00","vendor":"Saanich Native Plants","type":"plant","tags":["ADVANTAGES_Attracts Pollinators","ADVANTAGES_Edible","BLOOMTIME_Apr-Jun","FORM_forb","HABIT_from bulb","HABITAT_meadow","HABITAT_sandy or rocky","HABITAT_woodland","HEIGHT_0.5m to 2m","HEIGHT_up to 0.5m","LIGHT_partial","LIGHT_sun","SOIL_dry","SOIL_medium","TYPE_perennial"],"price":115,"price_min":115,"price_max":3000,"available":true,"price_varies":true,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":41978866008297,"title":"10 Bulbs bag","option1":"10 Bulbs bag","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"camassia-leichtlinii-10bulbs","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":false,"name":"Great Camas (Camassia leichtlinii) - 10 Bulbs bag","public_title":"10 Bulbs bag","options":["10 Bulbs bag"],"price":3000,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":"","requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]},{"id":35977305260181,"title":"1 gal","option1":"1 gal","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"camassia-leichtlinii-1gal","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":false,"name":"Great Camas (Camassia leichtlinii) - 1 gal","public_title":"1 gal","options":["1 gal"],"price":1200,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":null,"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]},{"id":35977305292949,"title":"10 cm","option1":"10 cm","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"camassia-leichtlinii-10cm","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":false,"name":"Great Camas (Camassia leichtlinii) - 10 cm","public_title":"10 cm","options":["10 cm"],"price":800,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":"","requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]},{"id":40610649178261,"title":"Bulk Seed","option1":"Bulk Seed","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"camassia-leichtlinii-bulkseed","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":false,"name":"Great Camas (Camassia leichtlinii) - Bulk Seed","public_title":"Bulk Seed","options":["Bulk Seed"],"price":115,"weight":1,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":null,"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]},{"id":40381395796117,"title":"Seed Packet","option1":"Seed Packet","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"camassia-leichtlinii-seedpacket","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":false,"name":"Great Camas (Camassia leichtlinii) - Seed Packet","public_title":"Seed Packet","options":["Seed Packet"],"price":600,"weight":5,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":null,"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]},{"id":42085694374121,"title":"Bulb","option1":"Bulb","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"Camassia-leichtlinii-bulb","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Great Camas (Camassia leichtlinii) - Bulb","public_title":"Bulb","options":["Bulb"],"price":600,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":"","requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0435\/5306\/3061\/products\/camassialeichtlinii_Custom.jpg?v=1616167761","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0435\/5306\/3061\/products\/GreatCamas_6bulb.jpg?v=1637266653","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0435\/5306\/3061\/products\/IMG_20211030_162309.jpg?v=1637266653"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0435\/5306\/3061\/products\/camassialeichtlinii_Custom.jpg?v=1616167761","options":["Size"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":21154534260885,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":1140,"width":1140,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0435\/5306\/3061\/products\/camassialeichtlinii_Custom.jpg?v=1616167761"},"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":1140,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0435\/5306\/3061\/products\/camassialeichtlinii_Custom.jpg?v=1616167761","width":1140},{"alt":null,"id":28684907610345,"position":2,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.333,"height":3024,"width":4032,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0435\/5306\/3061\/products\/GreatCamas_6bulb.jpg?v=1637266653"},"aspect_ratio":1.333,"height":3024,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0435\/5306\/3061\/products\/GreatCamas_6bulb.jpg?v=1637266653","width":4032},{"alt":"This photo demonstrates the size variation in Great Camas bulbs as they age. From left to right, the largest being ~30+ years old, then 15-20 years old, 8-10 years, 4-6 years, and 2-3 years.","id":25631660900585,"position":3,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.333,"height":2976,"width":3968,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0435\/5306\/3061\/products\/IMG_20211030_162309.jpg?v=1637266653"},"aspect_ratio":1.333,"height":2976,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0435\/5306\/3061\/products\/IMG_20211030_162309.jpg?v=1637266653","width":3968}],"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_groups":[],"content":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eA stunning perennial wildflower in the Asparagus plant family with purplish-blue flowers (or sometimes even white) and a large edible* bulb. Yellow, pollen-packed stamens contrast against the colourful tepals and the large, open flowers draw in a rich diversity of pollinators. The bulbs of Great Camas divide readily in deep, rich soils and can be grown in full sun to partial shade.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eFall and early winter are ideal seasons to be planting bulbs. We have limited stock of beautiful, healthy mature Great Camas bulbs available for \u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e$6 each or 2 for $10.\u003c\/strong\u003e There is a variety of sizes, the first orders get the largest bulbs, and it is first-come first-served! These will not last long so order soon.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eOur bare bulbs are at a mature, flowering age and can be expected to flower once established, if planted in a suitable location. It can take a few years to establish sufficient roots that can support flowering, and is dependent on soil - Great camas thrives in deep, rich soils.\u003cstrong\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/satinflower.ca\/blogs\/nursery-news\/camasbulbs2021\"\u003eRead more tips about growing Great Camas on this blog post\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"margin: 0in 0in 12.0pt 0in;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003eNote:  \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e*Edibility depends on the preparation of the plant. Always do your own research prior to consuming plant parts and eat at your own risk. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003eThis plant is rich in local Indigenous food traditions, we \u003cem\u003estrongly\u003c\/em\u003e recommend that non-Indigenous people take time to study and understand the complexities of the species before using or consuming this or other native plants.  We recommend learning in a good way first-hand as is possible, or proper resources such as the book \u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/publications.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca\/product\/saanich-ethnobotany\/\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/publications.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca\/product\/saanich-ethnobotany\/\"\u003eSaanich Ethnobotany\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e by Nancy Turner and Richard Hebda.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-thickness: initial; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0in 0in 12.0pt 0in;\"\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"sfncontainer\"\u003e\n\u003cbutton class=\"accordion\" type=\"button\"\u003ePlant Details\u003c\/button\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"accordion-panel\"\u003e\n\u003ctable data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"single_plant_view\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003ehabitat\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMeadows and woodland edges\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003elight\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFull sun to part shade\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003emoisture\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eDry to mesic\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003eheight\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e20 to 100 cm\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003eflowering\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMay to June\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003ehabit\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003ePerennial herb from bulb\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth\u003eadvantages\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan\u003eEdible bulb\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003ecompanion plants\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWestern Buttercup, Red Columbine, California Brome, Blue Wildrye, Nodding Onion, Western Buttercup, Prairie Woodrush, Barestem Desert-parsley, California Oatgrass, Junegrass, Chocolate Lily, Menzie's Larkspur, White Fawn-Lily\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cbutton class=\"accordion\" type=\"button\"\u003eSeed Details\u003c\/button\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"accordion-panel\"\u003e\n\u003ctable data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"single_plant_view\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003eseeds\/packet\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003eDetails coming soon\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003eseeds\/gram\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e139\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003eseeds\/square meter \u003ca title=\"How do I calculate how much seed I need?\" href=\"https:\/\/satinflowernurseries.ca\/a\/faq\"\u003e*?\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003eDetails coming soon\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003esquare meters\/gram\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003eDetails coming soon\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003egermination\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003eCold stratification is required. 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Great Camas Camassia leichtlinii

Plant Description

A stunning perennial wildflower in the Asparagus plant family with purplish-blue flowers (or sometimes even white) and a large edible* bulb. Yellow, pollen-packed stamens contrast against the colourful tepals and the large, open flowers draw in a rich diversity of pollinators. The bulbs of Great Camas divide readily in deep, rich soils and can be grown in full sun to partial shade.

Fall and early winter are ideal seasons to be planting bulbs. We have limited stock of beautiful, healthy mature Great Camas bulbs available for $6 each or 2 for $10. There is a variety of sizes, the first orders get the largest bulbs, and it is first-come first-served! These will not last long so order soon.

Our bare bulbs are at a mature, flowering age and can be expected to flower once established, if planted in a suitable location. It can take a few years to establish sufficient roots that can support flowering, and is dependent on soil - Great camas thrives in deep, rich soils. Read more tips about growing Great Camas on this blog post

Note:  *Edibility depends on the preparation of the plant. Always do your own research prior to consuming plant parts and eat at your own risk. This plant is rich in local Indigenous food traditions, we strongly recommend that non-Indigenous people take time to study and understand the complexities of the species before using or consuming this or other native plants.  We recommend learning in a good way first-hand as is possible, or proper resources such as the book Saanich Ethnobotany by Nancy Turner and Richard Hebda.

 

habitat Meadows and woodland edges
light Full sun to part shade
moisture Dry to mesic
height 20 to 100 cm
flowering May to June
habit Perennial herb from bulb
advantages Edible bulb
companion plants Western Buttercup, Red Columbine, California Brome, Blue Wildrye, Nodding Onion, Western Buttercup, Prairie Woodrush, Barestem Desert-parsley, California Oatgrass, Junegrass, Chocolate Lily, Menzie's Larkspur, White Fawn-Lily
seeds/packet Details coming soon
seeds/gram 139
seeds/square meter *? Details coming soon
square meters/gram Details coming soon
germination Cold stratification is required. Sow in fall for spring germination.
seeding info Details coming soon
Size
$6.00
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Growing From Seed

Growing your own native plants from seed is the most economical way to add natives to your project or home garden. The seeds of native plants have built-in dormancy mechanisms that protect them from germinating before killing frosts or periods of drought.

In cultivation, the successful gardener must become familiar with these conditions to unlock the dormancy mechanism and stimulate germination. We are developing thorough seed germination categories in the Seed Details section above to help you successfully grow the native seed we sell. 

Download: Seed Starting Basics Guide

Growing from Potted Plants

Careful and correct planting techniques are critical to the survival of young potted plants from our nursery.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Growing plants from pots or seeds can be challenging. Be sure to check out our FAQ page for common questions and concerns.

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