Please note: Will go dormant during hot weather.
Soil: Hydric (Moist) – Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Shade
Bloom Color: Light pink-purple.
Bloom Season: April – June
Suggested Uses: Midland Shooting Star is very similar to the Amethyst Shooting Star. The edges of the leaves have a bit of red a trim and a small ripple. The flowers are lighter in color. A beautiful specimen for the rock garden! These are a great option for heavy clay soils. Deer resistant.
Native Range: Lower Midwest and Appalachia. Minnesota is at the northern edge of the range for the Midland Shooting Star.
Pollinators: Bees, including the federally endangered Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (Bombus affinis).
Flowers: The nodding 1″-2″ flowers have 5 sepals, 5 upward spurred petals and numerous stamens.
Leaves: The basal leaves are up to 6″ long.
More information: USDA plant profile
Photo Credit: Jennifer Anderson @ USDA-NRCS.jpg