General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Plant Height: 6-12 inches
Flowers: Showy
Other: petals are reflexed (backwards)
Flower Color: Other: magenta
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Inflorescence Height: up to12 inches
Foliage Mound Height: 6 inches
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Northern Shootingstar
  • Western Arctic Ahootingstar
  • Western Artic Shootingstar
  • Frigid Shooting Star

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Comments:
  • Posted by gardengus (Indiana Zone 5b) on Dec 14, 2013 9:07 PM concerning plant:
    This is a North American native, closely related to the primrose and found mostly in Canada and Alaska in moist boggy areas, along lake shores and stream banks, and in heath tundra.

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