Shooting Stars are exclusively native to North America where they grow in leafy and slightly moist soils in woods or meadows in partially shaded to sunny spots. Their light green and large leaf rosettes are similar to those of primroses (Primula spp.), yet much larger. From the center arise one to several stalks crowned by dense umbels of beautiful pale rose to deep lilac flowers with recurved, cyclamen-like petals and nicely contrasting yellow anthers. Dodecatheon is a very difficult genus in what concerns a correct identification of species, as many are very similar. Besides, several species are very variable in height and flower color. We believe to offer seeds from correctly identified plants only. All shooting stars will go dormant in summer and rest in the hot season as a perennial rootstock.
Sow seed flat on any humus rich soil from autumn to spring. Do not cover seeds and place pots in a shaded and protected spot outside during winter. Always keep soil slightly moist from beneath as long as plants are green. Transplant rhizomes during dormancy from late summer to mid autumn.
All are USDA Climate Zone 6.
30 seeds per package.