Exquisite stems of 'shooting stars' in spring. Also known as 'American Cowslips' and 'Shooting Stars' because of their dynamic looking flowers. Forming attractive rosettes of foliage, above which these decorative 'shuttlecocks' are borne.
From the World Botanics range. Shooting Star is a western native wildflower.
Prefers a moist to wet site and neutral to acidic soil. These will usually go completely dormant and disappear by mid summer, so mark well and do not disturb.
Plants may be divided as they go dormant, or in early spring. Tolerates constantly moist conditions, such as beside a stream or pond.
Genus - Dodecatheon
Species - Jeffreyi
Variety - Red Light
Common name - Shooting Stars
Pre-Treatment - Not-required, but recommended
Hardiness zones - 4 - 9
Height - 0,40 m
Spread - 0,25 m
Plant type - Perennial flower
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
Growth rate - Slow
Soil PH - Neutral, alkaline
Soil type - Clay, loam, sand, well drained
Water requirements - Average, high
Landscape uses - Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Wildflower
Bloom season - May - July
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Pink, Light Pink
Sow seeds from January to April in trays of seed compost.
Sow thinly, cover with a very fine layer of compost. Cover with glass, polythene or propagator lid.
Keep at approximately +15-20C. Keep moist.
Seedlings appear in 14-35 days.
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