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

Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry, Dry Mesic, Mesic, Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Bloom period


General information

Mature height
1 Feet
Mature width
6 Inches
Max height
2 Feet
Max width
1 Feet
Growth rate
Flower color
White / Pink

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