Dodecatheon amethystinum

Dodecatheon amethystinum

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Amethyst Shooting Star Category:


 Please Note: Plants go dormant during hot weather.

Key Information:

Soil: Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full – Shade
Height: 8-16″
Color: Dark Pink
Bloom: May

More Details:

Suggested Uses: Amethyst Shooting Stars are very beautiful and are a joyful addition to any woodland or rock garden.  They are low-growing and should be placed somewhere in an area where they won’t get overshadowed. They are particularly nice grown in an east-facing garden or a garden with dappled sunlight. They are a great option for heavy clay soils. Deer resistant.

Native Range: Native to the Mississippi River valley and some parts of Appalachia. Native to the southeast corner of Minnesota and near the headwaters of the Mississippi River.  These plants typically grow along bluffs and banks of rivers or moist, north-facing slopes.

Pollinators: Bees including the federally endangered Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (Bombus affinis).

Flowers: The 1″ nodding flowers have 5 backward pointing petals and 5 stamens.

Leaves: The 6″ basal leaves are toothless and lance-shaped.

More information: USDA plant profile

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs




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