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Dodecatheon meadia
Common Name: Shooting Star Family: Primulaceae (The Primrose Family)

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Loose umbels of pink reflex-petaled flowers on stiff stems above small clump-forming rosettes of long oval leaves. This is the best-known species for gardens. Best in rich soil and part shade. From eastern North America.


Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Open woods and glades, rocky wooded slopes, bluff ledges, meadows and prairies.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourPink 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourYellow 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSpring 
Spread4-8'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Part Shade Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureMoist Average  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone4-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeYes    

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