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Shooting Star Seeds

SKU: AM013174
per Packet
No longer available this season.
This unique wildflower gets its name from the multitude of blooms that emerge on each plant, resembling shooting stars. This hardy wildflower can produce up to twelve delicate blossoms per plant, in shades of white to deep pink. Perennial. (Dodecatheon meadia)
key features
Botanical Name
Primula meadia or Dodecatheon meadia
Seed Life Cycle
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Seed Coverage
covers 30-40 square feet
Native, Bee Friendly, Naturalizes


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 it’s dependably perennial, even in the coldest climates.

Shooting Star seeds prefers moist, cold stratification. Mix the seed with damp sawdust, vermiculite or sand and place in a refrigerator at 32-36º F for 30 days. This will break seed dormancy and increase the germination rate. Moist stratification is not necessary when planting in the fall.