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Camassia 'Orion'

Camassia quamash

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'Orion' is a Camassia variety in the Quamash genus with a scientific name of Camassia quamash. This variety is a Herb that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Orion is known for its Forb habit and growing to a height of approximately 60.0 cm (1.95 feet).

Orion Camassia is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Orion have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Orion

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Keep in mind when planting that Orion is thought of as hardy, so it can be safe to leave outdoors for the majority of winter (although if in doubt, using a row cover is often a good idea). The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Orion are Zone 4 and Zone 8. Ideally plant in loamy, clay and sandy soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 5.1 and 7.8 as Orion likes to be in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Orion from seed

Transplanting Orion

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Orion is a hardy plant.

Harvesting Orion