Shootingstar

Dodecatheon meadia

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Shootingstar (Dodecatheon meadia)

Information provided by Prairie Nursery

Cotton-candy pink plumes crown this show-stopping prairie plant in mid summer. Native to moist meadows of the eastern U.S., it prefers moist soil but will perform brilliantly in rich garden soil. Grows well in full sun or part shade. Attractive to bees and butterflies.

The leaves are also a point of interest – large and deeply lobed on zigzag stems. Though quite tall, this sturdy plant usually does not need staking.

This large plant can be spectacular, particularly when massed. Easy to grow, it spreads by rhizome, making it an excellent choice for naturalizing in meadows or moist drainage areas. Use in borders (rear), cottage gardens, pollinator gardens, naturalized areas, or along stream or pond edges.

Care: 

Plant in in full to partial sun, in medium to moist soil. Should the plant dry out or the leaves get scorched, they may be cut back to promote new growth.

 

Overview

Height
1 to 2 ft.
Spread
1 foot
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Fertile, moist, well-drained soil
Characteristics
Attracts Bees
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
Pink Yarrow,
Niagara,
White
Foliage Color
Green
Type
Perennials

Dodecatheon meadia