Dodecatheon meadia

(Shooting Stars)


$9.99


Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

Dodecatheon meadia, commonly called shooting star, is a much beloved, native wildflower that is indigenous to much of the eastern United States and typically occurs in open woods and glades, rocky wooded slopes, bluff ledges, meadows and prairies. From each basal rosette of lance-shaped leaves come 1-4 sturdy, leafless, center flower scapes rising to 20″ tall.  Each flower has five swept-back petals and a cluster of yellow stamens converging to a point, thus giving the flower the appearance of a shooting star plummeting to earth. Flower colors are quite variable, ranging from white to pink to light purple. Blooms in late spring.

Description

Best grown in evenly moist, humusy, well-drained soil in part shade. Will tolerate a range of sun conditions including full shade and full sun as long as evenly moist, well-draining soils are provided. Avoid poorly-drained, wet soils, particularly in winter. Slow and difficult to grow from seed.

Additional information

Common Name

Shooting Stars

Botanical Name

Dodecatheon meadia

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade

Height

9-18"

Width

9-18"

Soil Condition

well drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Spring

Flower Color

Pink to Purple

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

No

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