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Shooting Star

This hardy wildflower has delicate blossoms in shades of white to deep pink. The downward-facing flowers are sometimes called Prairie Pointers. PPAF (Dodecatheon meadia)

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Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Size: 10-12" tall, 10-12" wide
Light: Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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SKU 1DODG
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 Season Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Native
Ships to Canada No
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Description
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, 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.

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        Comments about Shooting Star:

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

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        from michigan

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        • arrived on time

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        • Tried twice never grew

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          Comments about 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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          Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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          As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

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