SHOOTING STAR

FAMILY: Primulaceae | GENUS: DODECATHEON meadia

TYPE
  • Perennials
SUN EXPOSURE
  • Partial Shade
WATER
  • Regular Water
PLANTING ZONES
  • US (Upper South) / Zone 6
  • MS (Middle South) / Zone 7
  • LS (Lower South) / Zone 8

Plant Details

Native to the eastern U.S. Light green, oblong leaves to 10 in. long form a basal rosette nearly a foot across. In early to midspring, leafless stalks rise to 16 in. high, topped by many-flowered clusters of - to -in.-long blossoms in white to occasionally pink or purple with quite prominent, downward-pointing yellow stamens. Swept-back petals give blooms the look of small comets or shooting stars. Dies back completely at onset of hot weather. Prefers rich, loose, well-drained soil. Excellent in woodland gardens.

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