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Dodecatheon - The Shooting Stars

Dodecatheon media Queen Victoria

 

If you are looking for a fascinating flowering plant then 'Shooting Stars' and in particular Dodecatheon meadia and Dodecatheon pulchellum could be worth a look. These being the most widely spread species and readily available for sale from online nurseries.

And what an appropriate name, these little flowers look like they are ready to take off.

The dart shaped flowers do look like little stars and in the natural environment they grow at the margins of woods and open meadows.

Dodecatheon are native to many areas of the USA . As garden plants Dodecatheon are popular in the following states - Washington, Illinois, California, Wyoming, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Vermont, Virginia, Utah and Texas.

Dodecatheon species

Dodecatheon species include:

  • Dodecatheon alpinum
  • Dodecatheon amethystinum
  • Dodecatheon clevelandii
  • Dodecatheon conjugens
  • Dodecatheon frenchii
  • Dodecatheon hendersonii
  • Dodecatheon jeffreyi
  • Dodecatheon meadia
  • Dodecatheon pulchellum
  • Dodecatheon redolens.

More information

In good conditions Dodecatheon will self seed, forming a nice little colony over a few years.

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Where to Buy

Dodecatheon are available for sale from the following nurseries

PRAIRIE MOON NURSERY - phone: 507-452-1362
32115 Prairie Lane Winona MN 55987
Native seeds and Native Plants for Wetlands, Prairies, Meadows, Savannas and Woodlands
www.prairiemoon.com