Dodecatheon meadia Shooting Star
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|Habitat||Bloom Period||Color||Height Inches||Moisture||Plant Spacing||Lifespan|
|Sun to Medium Shade||May and June||White or Light to Dark Pink||12 to 24||Dry to Moist||6 to 12 Inches||Perennial|
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Large Dodecatheon meadia Shooting Star potted plants (white flowers) are available, $6 each plus UPS shipping.
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|Dodecatheon meadia Seed
White Shooting Star
1 packet - sold out of seed
|100||18 sq ft|
1 ounce -----------
|60,000||1500 sq ft|
1 pound -----------
|960,000||24,000 sq ft|
Plant native wild Shooting Star
plants in shady areas in a native plant or wildflower garden, woodland garden, rock garden or naturalized
area with other native wildflowers like
Columbine Green Dragon
American Spikenard Jack-in-the-pulpit
Goat's Beard Wild Ginger
Wild Geranium Virginia Bluebells
Woodland Phlox Jacob's Ladder
Bloodroot Celandine Poppy
Woodland Spiderwort Purple Trillium
White Trillium Blue
Cohosh Black Cohosh
Fern Dutchman's Breeches
Ordering a larger number of plants will increase the shipping only a small amount
Dodecatheon meadia has several common names including Shooting Star, French's shootingstar, and Pride of Ohio Shootingstar. Native Shooting star is a widely admired native wildflower found over most of the Eastern United States. Each flower has five petals that sweep back giving it the appearance of the tail of a shooting star. Native Shooting Star flowers range in color from light pink to magenta and have a fragrance similar to the odor of grape juice. Plant Wild Shooting Star seeds in drifts or colonies along paths or in rock gardens where the delicate flowers can be easily enjoyed. Shootingstar prefers moist, well-drained, humus-rich soil and tolerates full sun or medium shade. Shooting Star will go dormant in the summer and may be divided and transplanted after flowering.
Shooting Star flowers
from approx. April 10 to May 10 with seed ready to be harvested in late June to
early July. Grow Shooting Star plants in average, medium wet, well-drained soil in part shade to full shade. Prefers moist, humusy soils in part shade. Avoid poorly-drained, wet soils, particularly in winter.
Dodecatheon meadia Shooting Star is a very popular much beloved, wildflower native to the Midwest and Eastern United States and typically occurs in open woods and glades, rocky wooded slopes, bluff ledges, meadows and prairies. Shooting Stars have a basal rosette of lance-shaped leaves and 1 to 4 sturdy, leafless, stems rising to 20" tall. On top of each flower stem is an umbel containing 8-20, nodding, 1" long flowers. Each flower has five swept-back (reflexed) petals and a cluster of yellow stamens converging to a point, thus giving the flower the appearance of a shooting star plummeting to earth. Shootingstar blooms in late spring with flowers varying in colors from white to pink to light purple. .
Dodecatheon meadia Shooting Star wildflowers are slow and difficult to grow from seed. Shooting Star seeds should be planted outside in the fall for spring germination or be given several weeks of cold damp stratification by mixing them with sand or vermiculite and lightly dampening in a plastic bag or container. Store this seed for 3-4 months in a refrigerator at 34 to 40 degrees F. Plants may be divided and transplanted after flowering.
Dodecatheon meadia Shooting Star wildflowers are delightful plants occurring naturally in prairies, meadows, and open woods from Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas, north to D. C., Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Primulaceae (Primrose Family)
The map below shows areas where native Dodecatheon meadia Shooting star wildflower plants grow wild but they can be planted and will grow over a much wider area than shown. USDA plant hardiness zones 3 to 9.
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Willow Springs, Mo. 65793
Shooting Star plant distribution map
complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
(http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.