General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 2 to 4 feet
Plant Spread: 1 to 2 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Shooting Stars

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Location: Florida
Date: 2018-06-24
Shooting Stars
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-05-08
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-05-08
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-08-06
Uploaded by piksihk
Location: my garden front bed/back
Date: 2014-09-19
Plant Events from our members
piksihk On May 20, 2017 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
didn't come back from freeze
piksihk On October 19, 2016 Potted up
piksihk On April 16, 2015 Plant emerged
piksihk On August 1, 2014 Bloomed
piksihk On July 1, 2014 Transplanted
front bed
wilmarosebud On May 19, 2018 Obtained plant
I inherited this plant because the owner thought it didn't bloom. I repotted it, gave it TLC, and it appears to be thriving. I do notice a white sticky residue and I saw a bug on it (which I flicked off after taking a photo of it). I have sprayed it a couple of times with insect killer, so we'll see.
MySecretIslandGarden On April 17, 2023 Bloomed
MySecretIslandGarden On September 4, 2022 Cuttings took
Maintenance performed on 2 large established plants, blooming and doing well
MySecretIslandGarden On July 30, 2022 Maintenance performed
Also, cuttings took
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