Shooting Star (Dodecatheon meadia)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Plant Height: 9 to 20 inches
Plant Spread: 9 to 12 inches
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Fruit: Showy
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Purple
White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: Needs about a month of cold moist treatment.
Depth to plant seed: Do not cover seed with soil.
Sow in situ
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Bumblebees
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

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Location: Chicago Botanical GardensDate: 2013-05-06
By gardengus
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar BCDate: 2016-04-28  1:12 pm. I grew up with these elegant wild flowers in the Okana
By HemNorth
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By SongofJoy
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Location: Lexington, VADate: May, 2005
By rcn48
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2013-05-01
By chelle
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Location: Northern Illinois (Zone 5a)Date: 2013-05-20
By Lyshack
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Location: In my garden, Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens, South Amana, IADate: 2009-05-04
By LarryR
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Location: In my garden, Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens, South Amana, IADate: 2009-05-04
By LarryR
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Courtesy Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek
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Courtesy Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek
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Photo Courtesy of Prairie Nursery. Used with Permission
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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MrsBinWY On January 12, 2020 Seeds germinated
9 of the GeoSeed seeds from ishareflowers were up (should have checked on them sooner!)
MrsBinWY On December 21, 2019 Seeds sown
25 seeds from NatureCrone's 2018G in milk jug. Try cool area of the sunroom for a month & put outside if no germination.
MrsBinWY On December 21, 2019 Seeds sown
25 seeds from ishareflowers (GeoSeed for 2020) in milk jug. Try cool area of the sunroom for a month & put outside if no germination.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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WTD: native spring ephemerals and... by UrbanWild Aug 20, 2019 11:48 PM 3
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What's Blooming 2016 - Photos and Chat. by NJBob Dec 31, 2016 10:07 PM 1,927
Dodecantheon by In2art Jul 19, 2015 4:48 PM 6
Shooting Star (Dodecatheon meadia 'Alba') by springcolor Apr 10, 2015 8:39 PM 5
Spring 2014 by soilsandup Jul 7, 2014 9:21 AM 293

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