Shooting Star

Pink Shooting Star, Dodecatheon meadia, Shooting Star
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White Shooting Star is a true North American native. This hardy wildflower has delicate blossoms that vary in shades of white, pink and deep purple, however white is most common. The downward-facing flowers are sometimes called Prairie Pointers. PPAF (Dodecatheon meadia)

Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Native
Native
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 10-12" tall, 10-12" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
SKU 1FDOD3
It's easy to see how this wildflower got its common name. The flowers are arrayed on a tall stem, they are star shaped, and they're pointed straight down. The whole plant is handsome, with flowers ranging from white to pink to even dark purple, and its dependably perennial, even in the coldest climates.

Growing Shooting Stars: This plant is so popular, and has been gathered so widely, it is now on the protected list in several states. Its happy in deciduous shade, but not too close to trees. Give it plenty of moisture, and if your soil is very acid, this species will appreciate a little dolomitic lime in the fall.

Associated SKUs
1DODG
2WF3 (Bag of 3) - Out of stock.
1FDOD3 (Bag of 3)
Common Name Shooting Star
Botanical Name Dodecatheon meadia
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 10-12" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 10-12" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Native Yes
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Native
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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2.7

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4.0

Very attractive early Spring perennial

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from Winchester, OH

About Me Master Gardener

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about American Meadows Shooting Star:

    Very attractive early Spring blooming perennial. Only two of the three bulbs survived the winter.

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    1.0

    no sign of surviving

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    from South Central Alaska

    Comments about American Meadows Shooting Star:

    Most other perennials in my garden have emerged, but there is no sign of this one. Perhaps it is too soon to tell?

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    5.0

    Fabulous

    By 

    from Brattleboro, VT

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about American Meadows Shooting Star:

    Planted 9 of these in 2 locations, both under hemlocks, in Vermont. All came up and bloomed, a few the first spring, all of them the second spring, and now in their 3rd year, they are really stunning. Both locations are doing well.

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    3.0

    Shooting Star

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    from Mooresville NC Zone 7B

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Indoors
      • Outdoors
      • Patio

      Comments about American Meadows Shooting Star:

      Plants haven't really come up yet. Waiting for them to fully emerge & bloom. Planted on side of house that gets AM sun.

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      1.0

      shooting star

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      from Edwards, CO

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      Comments about American Meadows Shooting Star:

      Planted in the fall, no sign of shooting star in the spring!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      One more try

      By 

      from michigan

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • arrived on time

      Cons

      • Tried twice never grew

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Shooting Star:

        I ordered these twice, tried different locations, and soils, but they always started to grow,one or two leaves, but then just died. Maybe if they were potted instead of bare root?

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        USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

        To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

        • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
        • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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