Dodecatheon meadia

Common name: Shooting Star

Native plant

"Shooting Star” is a great choice of a common name for an uncommon plant. Blooming mid April through the end of June in the Chicago area, the dainty pink, lilac, or white blooms are borne on 9" to 15" stalks above the leaves. The flowers have petals that are bent backwards to look like a "shooting star." Grows in moist, well-drained soil in part shade to full shade.

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Perennial- Specialty Species Tier 2
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Flat of 18 (pints)

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Plant Details

Plant type

Forb

Soil type

Dry, Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period

Spring

Urban environment

Requires Protected Site

Habitat

Moist Woods, Savannas, Woodlands

Growth form

Shrubby/Clump, Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate

Moderate

Flower color

White / Pink

Fall color

None

Size

Mature height
1 Feet
Mature width
6 Inches
Max height
2 Feet
Max width
1 Feet

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