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Dodecatheon meadia


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Dodecatheon meadia has loose umbels of pink flowers with dramatically reflexed petals like a badminton birdie.


Description:
Dodecatheon meadia has loose umbels of pink flowers with dramatically reflexed petals like a badminton birdie on stiff stems above small clump-forming rosettes of long oval leaves. This is the best-known species for gardens. Best in rich soil and part shade. From eastern North America. Grows from a small bulb and is summer dormant.


Common Name: Shooting Star

Family: Primulaceae (The Primrose Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-9

Light: Part Shade, Part Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 4-8"

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Moist, Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits:

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Open woods and glades, rocky wooded slopes, bluff ledges, meadows and prairies.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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