Dodecatheon meadia

Dodecatheon meadia


Midland Shooting Star Category:


Please note: Will go dormant during hot weather.

Key Information:

Soil: Hydric (Moist) – Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Shade
Height: 8-24″
Bloom Color: Light pink-purple.
Bloom Season: April – June

More Details:

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

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs





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