Shooting Star

Shooting Star

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Dodecatheon meadia, 1/2-pint plug

Exposure: Full - Partial Sun
Soil: Medium Dry- Medium Wet
Height: 12 inches
Blooms: May 

Description: The early spring plants tend to get the most attention because we so need to see flowers at that time of year. Shooting Stars deserve the acclaim. They are true spring ephemeral of the prairie and savanna; they are completely done with their season and go dormant by mid summer. They have beautiful mahogany colored seed pods that are often not noticed because other tall species have over-topped them by that time.
Shooting Star can become very robust with a few dozen flowers coming out of each plant, especially in moist, rich soils. Wide color variation naturally occurs in any population of Shooting Star; from purple to pale pink to almost white. This species establishes well and will self seed in semi-dry rocky situations or in the shade of a shrub or small tree.