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Dodecatheon meadia

Shooting Star

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Dodecatheon meadia (Shooting Star)

In mid to late spring, clusters of white to rose flowers with recurved petals nod on individual stalks above a basal cluster of leaves. The foliage of this spring ephemeral becomes dormant in summer.

Additional Information:


Height
12- Inches

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Spread
12- Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Light Pink


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Goat's Beard (Aruncus dioicus), Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum pedatum), Jacob's Ladder (Polemonium reptans), Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica), Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum biflorum), Celandine Poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FACU

Season of Interest

Early (Feb-Apr)

Soil Moisture

Moderate

Sun Exposure

Medium Sun/Average Shade
Shade