Camassia scilloides

Atlantic camas (Wild Hyacinth)

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial , Wildflower

Camassia scilloides, Wild Hyacinth, is the only eastern species of its genus, which is in the Lily family and characterized by squat bulbs, similar to those of tulips in size and shape.

More About Camassia scilloides

  • native perennial(bulb) wildflower
  • extremely long-lived

It has light blue-violet to white flowers begin to bloom from the bottom, progressing toward the top, of the spike-like raceme at the end of the plant’s central stalk.  Attractive to a number of insects seeking nectar and pollen, Camassia scilloides re-seeds itself and, though slow to establish, is fairly long-lived.

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1-2 ft


8-16 in

Hardiness Zone:


Camassia scilloides Characteristics


  • Specimen
  • Native to Northeast
  • Ground Cover

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Part Sun/Part Shade
  • Shade Tolerant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring
  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Early Spring

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average
  • Moist

Bloom Time

  • Early season

Flower Color

  • White
  • Blue


  • Upright
  • Spreading