Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina


  • Product Info

    Wild Hyacinth (Camassia Scilloides)
    Asparagus Family
    This is a very striking flower--the emerging ombre colored buds, highlighter yellow anthers, and pale purple (sometimes white or more blue) flowers all make for a stop and stare plant. Part sun and moist to average moisture, with rich soil is the ideal habitat, but it will adapt to more or less sun. Plants will go dormant by late summer, and re-emerge in late winter/early spring. A variety of bees and flies will visit the nectar rich flowers before they turn into small capsules filled with shiny black seeds.It will reproduce slowly over time by re-seeding.
    Blooms:  Pale lavender, 2-3 weeks, Apr-May
    Leaves: Grass-like basal leaves, will start to yellow and go dormant by mid-late summer
    Height: 1.5-2’
    Space: 2-3’
    Soil: Moist-Average, well-drained, loamy, woodland soils
    Exposure: Full sun-Part sun-Part Shade
    Fauna: Mostly a nectar plant accessible to a variety of insects, but mainly flies and bees
    Deer Resistance: High
    Zone: 3-9
    Seeds: ⅓” capsules contain shiny, black seeds
    Deer Resistance: Medium
    Zone: 4-8
    Native Status: NC native, rare in Coastal Plain
    Provenance: Unknown, seed grown