Camas

$4.76

While camas takes 4-6 years to establish, the striking purply-blue spikes of this hardy perennial is worth the wait. The bulbs are edible once cooked and are high in the complex carbohydrate inulin. Camas has a 5,000+ year history of cultivation by First Peoples in BC and elsewhere. Does well in cultivated gardens as well as naturalized meadows.

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While camas takes 4-6 years to establish, the striking purply-blue spikes of this hardy perennial is worth the wait. The bulbs are edible once cooked and are high in the complex carbohydrate inulin. Camas has a 5,000+ year history of cultivation by First Peoples in BC and elsewhere. Does well in cultivated gardens as well as naturalized meadows.

All our seeds are certified organic and grown right here on the West Coast of BC. 

Native plants are wonderful to grow for many reasons. They are generally hardy, low-maintenance, support local pollinators and are adapted to their local conditions. There are some important differences between native and domesticated plants that home gardeners should be aware of. Firstly, unlike domesticated plant species, these wild plants aren’t adapted to humans looking after their seeds each year and therefore spread their germination out over a number of years. This is an adaptation that makes total sense, as they don’t know if in any particular year there will be a flood, fire, drought, herd of wildebeest (joking!) or other challenges