A relatively petite Camas with narrow leaves edged in soft yellow, creating the perfect foil for its dark blue flowers that bloom in late spring to early summer.
Camas require moisture in springtime, but drought conditions are acceptable after flowering when the bulb is going dormant. This wetland native blooms in the gap between Daffodils and Tulips and would love to live pond- or stream-side, or in a moist depression that dries as summer progresses.
Mature size: 15-18 inches T; naturalizes in good conditions.
NOTE: These are SUMMER DORMANT plants; they dry up and go "to sleep" after they bloom in spring. Other examples of summer dormant plants are Tulips and Daffodils. Do not be alarmed when they disappear with the onset of warm weather days--given proper conditions, they will be back the next spring.
Minimum temperature: -30° F