White Camas

Zigadenus elegans

Light Conditions: Sun to Part Shade
Soil Conditions: Moist ot Well Drained
Exposure Conditions: Moderate
Size: 6-30" T & 4-8" W
Bloom Period: June to August
Bloom Colour: White
Growth Habit: Slow to Very Slow
Spreads By: Seeds

Good For Small Spaces
Good For Large Spaces
Long Bloom Time


Attractive Seed Heads
Fall Color
Deer Resistant
Edible/Medicinal Properties

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Zigadenus elegans (White Camas) Zigadenus elegans (White Camas) Zigadenus elegans (White Camas)

Seeds Per Package: 30

Description: This plant is elegant, as its Latin name implies, with its crisp white blooms and long graceful leaves. It makes a showy addition to any garden and makes a unique specimen plant but comes with a warning label regarding its toxicity. Like many plants Camas are poisonous but because of their resemblance to an onion they might be more of a concern. Z. venenosus - Death Camas, most resemble an onion in size and form and is highly poisonous hence its ominous name. White Camas are a larger plant and less toxic but still poisonous. When confused between Onions and Camas remember that onions smell like onions! Camas are slow growing and take 3-5 years to bloom from seed.

Found in Nature: Moist ditches, meadows and open wooded areas.

Distribution: Foothills, Rocky Mountains

Notes: Available as larger potted stock - pick up only.

Important Information: The "Bloom Period" is an indicator of the time period within which the wildflowers will bloom and does not describe the time period that a single plant will bloom. The "Sizes" listed are intended to be a general guideline to consult during plant selection. Plant growth and bloom times will vary depending on geographical location & individual site conditions. Please contact us with any questions you may have.