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Dodecatheon 'Aphrodite'


Dodecatheon 'Aphrodite' is a hybrid of a North American native with reflexed pink petals with yellow and red highlights.

Dodecatheon 'Aphrodite' is a superb hybrid selection of this genus of North American wildflowers, the shooting stars. Upright stems rise from a low rosette of rounded leaves producing multiple umbels of downward facing pink flowers with reflexed petals with yellow and red highlights. Tall stems reach 18-20 inches high. Best in rich soil and part shade appreciating moisture in spring and drier soils in summer when plants go dormant and disappear. Attracts bees. Deer resistant.

Common Name: Shooting Star - [Summer B&B Pre-Order]

Family: Primulaceae (The Primrose Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-8

Light: Part Shade, Part Sun, Full Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: Red

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Moist, Average, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: No

Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Mesic to wet meadows, coastal headlands, cliffs, slopes, marshes, grasslands, and sagebrush steppe experiencing winter and spring moisture and summer drought from sea level to alpine areas.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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