Hardiness: USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade
Danger: Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Bloom Color: Purple White/Near White Cream/Tan
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer
Other details: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH requirements: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic) 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Patent Information: Non-patented
Propagation Methods: By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets) From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
Seed Collecting: Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
On May 4, 2012, Rebeccatowoc from Stewart, TN wrote:
My daughter gave me a gift certificate to Brent and Becky's so I tried some camassia "Alba." Delighted with them! Beside some yellow deronico and a bed of pink impatiens, their starry spears are quite beautiful. These plants deserve wider use.
On May 21, 2008, laurawege from Wayland, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:
I started out maybe 10 years ago with a hand full of bulbs and now I have four nice sized clumps and have given away some to a few friends. a great plant for the spring border mine is blooming now on may 20th here in NE. mine are in full sun in good rich soil . we have had a cool spring this year so they have lasted well, some years they come and go to quickly and are a little untidy afterwards but I think they are worth the space .
On Aug 12, 2006, sallyg from Anne Arundel,, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:
Have had three from the local farm store for about four years. They are in moist sandy loam part sun. Have been getting overgrown by a bush so I dug them up today. Each bulb has grown one full sized offset and about four smaller offsets. They seems to be doing well for no added fertilizer. I'm hoping to get a nice group of blooms from the new planting next year. Pretty blue, don't think they lasted very long, and flopped.
On May 6, 2006, struckcheon from Closter, NJ wrote:
Very beautiful. I have it growing in dappled shade, and it really doesn't seem to mind at all. The color is out of this world, and the gold stamens against the shade of bluish purple this puts out looks truly extraordinary. Great plant.
On Aug 31, 2001, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:
Easily grown in average, medium wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Does best in full sun. Prefers a moist, fertile, acidic, somewhat heavy soil where plants can remain undisturbed for years. Needs additional moisture during spring growth and bloom (medium wet to wet), but will tolerate drier conditions thereafter. Plant bulbs in fall.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Pike Creek, Delaware Chicago, Illinois Divernon, Illinois Mount Prospect, Illinois Warren, Indiana Millersville, Maryland Beverly, Massachusetts Cochituate, Massachusetts Auburn, New Hampshire Chester, New York Cornwall On Hudson, New York Hilton, New York Aulander, North Carolina Fruit Hill, Ohio Rockcreek, Oregon Salem, Oregon Springfield, Oregon Stewart, Tennessee Plano, Texas Port Townsend, Washington