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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Pricing information for
Per unit for pint growing method $6
Flats $72

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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

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

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period


Growth rate


Flower color

White / Pink


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

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