added by Rose Hochstetler
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Camas, Quamash, Wild Hyacinth
These tall stalks with blue or cream flowering racemes look striking in mass. Plant in the middle of borders with daylilies, peonies or hostas that can cover any dying foliage. Camas is also right at home in moist meadows, in woodlands and beside streams where it can naturalize. Notable varieties include 'Blue Danube' (pictured here) and 'Alba', a creamy white.
USDA zones: 3 to 11
Sun requirement: Full sun to light shade
Height: 2 to 4 feet
Bloom time: May and June
Planting tips: Camassia does well in well-drained soil, but it can also thrive in moist soil.