Dodecatheon meadia - Shooting Star

Dodecatheon meadia is one of the more unusual spring blooming wildflowers! Its pointed rocket-shaped flowers have dainty white to pink petals surrounding brown & yellow centres that bend backwards to look like a "Shooting Star". Pollinated by bees vibrating their bodies and shaking the pollen out of the flower. Grows well in moist to moderately dry, rich soil, in full sun or partial shade.

 

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  White/Pink
  Late Spring
  Full Sun to Part Shade
  1' - 2'
  Sand to Clay
  Medium

 

Approx. 90 seeds per pack - 2,646 seeds per gram

Attracts Honeybees!
Deer Resistant!

 

All Wildflower Farm seeds are hardy through growing zone 3, organic and non-GMO.

SEED GERMINATION INFO


Indoors: Cold, moist stratification. Start at least 5 weeks before outdoor night temperatures are reliably in the 10 C (50 F) range. Mix the seed with a slightly moistened, sterile, soil-less growing mix. Put this in a labelled, sealed plastic bag and store in a refrigerator for one day. The next day place this in the freezer for one day. Repeat this for one week, alternating between the fridge and the freezer. After stratifying, plant seed 0.32 cm (1/8 inch) deep in pots. Keep moist but not soggy and very warm (21 C - 70 F). When seedlings are 5 cm (2 inches) tall or more, transplant into the garden spaced 30 cm (1 foot) apart.

Outdoors: Plant seed 0.32 cm (1/8 inch) deep in a prepared seed bed in late fall so that the seed overwinters and germinates naturally in spring.

Outdoors Alternative: In late fall through to mid-winter fill plastic pots with a slightly moistened, sterile, soil-less growing mix. Plant seed 0.32 cm (1/8 inch) deep in pots and label the pots. Place them outdoors in an area where they will experience the snow and cold of winter. The seed will germinate in the pots in spring as the weather warms up. Be sure to water the pots regularly in spring and once the plants are 5 cm (2 inches) tall, transplant them into your garden.

Dodecatheon meadia - Shooting Star

  • Product Code: C13050
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $7.95