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Cama Seeds - Camassia Quamash - Rare, Edible, and Beautiful

Cama Seeds - Camassia Quamash - Rare, Edible, and Beautiful

Quantity: 20 Seeds


Cama, aka Camassia Quamash, is a member of the Hyacinth family, Hyacinthaceae. It originates in Western North America, and is perennial down to zone 3. The roots have been prized by native Americans for centuries for their divine flavour when slow cooked, sort of like sweet chestnuts. The roots can also be dried and ground into a flour to use as a thickener for soups or sauces. As well as being edible and choice, Camas offer extrordinary beauty, and make a fine addition to any flower garden.


Camas thrive in many different soil types, and are easy to grow in the garden. All they need is some good sunshine and a decent amount of moisture and nutrition in the soil. It doesn't grow well in the shade, so partial to full sun is recommended for the healthiest plants. The flowers are a great source of nectar so they attract bees and other pollinators alike. Because of this, planting Camas anywhere in the garden will increase pollination of crops and other plants in the area.


All seeds are organic and open pollinated.


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  • Growing Instructions

    Cama seeds may be planted directly in the ground in early spring, or started in pots 4-6 weeks before last frost. Seeds can germinate erratically over 1-6 months, so it is best to sow them in October or before the frost. Sow the seeds on the surface to 1/8 inch into the soil. once established, the plants don’t require very much attention other than a good mulching and a weekly watering. 

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