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Dodecatheon meadia


Shooting Star




Origin:  Native to North America.
Family
Primulaceae
Genus
Dodecatheon
Species
meadia
Category
Perennials, Weeds
Pronunciation
USDA Hardiness Zone
4 - 8
Canadian Hardiness Zone
2a - 8a
RHS Hardiness Zone
H4 - H7
Temperature (°C)
-35 -(-7)
Temperature (°F)
-30 - 20
Height
22 - 45 cm
Spread
22 - 30 cm
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
May
General Description
Herbaceous wild flower perennial.
Landscape
Edging/border gardens or woodland.
Cultivation
Best grown in medium moisture, well-drained soil in partial to full shade.
Growth
Slow
ID Characteristic
Low rosette of rounded leaves holding short stems of pink flowers with a yellow centre. Petals blow back to form a star like look.
Pests
No major issues.
Habitat
Tolerates partial to full shade and can be found in the woods and prairies.
Notable Specimens
A.M. Cuddy Gardens, Strathroy, Ontario, Canada.
Propagation
By seed.
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