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Camassia quamash 'Orion'

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Species Name: Camassia quamash 'Orion'
Common Name: Orion Camas Lily

Deep violet flower spikes distinquish this cultivar. Excellent in mass in a moist meadow. Tolerates heavy soils.

Plant Family: Liliaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Height by Width: 1' H
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 10,000'
Flower Season: Late spring
Flower Color: Deep violet
Endangered?:
Distribution: Selected for the garden
Natural Habitat: Damp forests, meadows, streamsides below 10,000'

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