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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 24 to 36 inches
Plant Spread: 8 to12 inches
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Blue
Other: cusickii has light blue flowers --- variety camassia esculenta has dark blue flowers
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Bulbs
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2011 Great Plant Picks award winner

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The Top 50 Most Popular Spring Blooming Bulbs and SucculentsThe Top 50 Most Popular Spring Blooming Bulbs and Succulents
By dave on March 28, 2015

We made it! Winter is over and it's springtime! Let's celebrate with a special week dedicated to these beautiful bulbs and succulents that brighten our gardens every spring, and we open that week with a look at the most popular of these plants.

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Location: my garden zone 7b NCDate: 2012-04-01
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Date: 2011-04-17
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-05-06
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-05-07with bud formation
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-05-14
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-05-18In the early morning garden
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-05-18
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Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Jan 23, 2012 7:59 PM

This beautiful wildflower is native to America.

It is light blue in color and when seen in masses, it is stunning and a joy to see!

Where my parents used to live for many years, they had these on a hillside and there were a lot of these plants growing and blooming happily every year! The plants prefer a damp site and the location where they were growing had to have been damp. They were so thick that you couldn't even walk up or down the hillside. I always loved seeing them when they were blooming!

I'm thinking about making a spot for them, getting them online and growing and enjoying them!

A wonderful wildflower!

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