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Dodecatheon (Shooting Star)

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.
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Dodecatheon amethystinum (Jeweled Shooting Star)

Dodecatheon amethystinum (Jeweled Shooting Star)

20cm, Jeweled Shooting Star is a herbaceous perennial with broad basal leaves and an upright stalk with bright pink nodding flowers. It is native of open spots in woods and meadows from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois to Missouri (USA). For any humus rich, well drained, slightly moist soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot. V-VI.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 5468 € 4,99
Dodecatheon austrofrigidum (Frigid Shooting Star)

Dodecatheon austrofrigidum (Frigid Shooting Star)

40 (50)cm, Frigid Shooting Star is native of Washington and Oregon, USA. It makes a dense basal leaf rosette and rather large, rich pink nodding flowers. For any humus rich, slightly moist soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Clatsop County, Oregon, USA, at some 800m. IV-V.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 7443 € 9,99
Dodecatheon camtschatcensis (Kamschatka Shooting Star)

Dodecatheon camtschatcensis (Kamschatka Shooting Star)

20 (30)cm, Kamschatka Shooting Star is an unresolved and rarely cultivated species from northeastern Russia and western Alaska, USA. It is supposedly conspecific with the very similar to Dodecatheon meadia with the exception of its disjunctional distributional range. It bears elegant, pink flowers above a dense rosette of fresh green leaves. For any humus rich, slightly moist soil in partial shade. IV-V.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package6827 € 4,99
Dodecatheon clevelandii (Padre's Shooting Star)

Dodecatheon clevelandii (Padre's Shooting Star)

30 (40)cm, Padre's Shooting Star belongs to the tallest species with very broad leaves and large flowers. Native of W California (San Francisco towards N Baja California). For any humus rich, well drained soil in partial shade. IV-V.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 2720 € 4,99
Dodecatheon conjugens (Bonneville Shooting Star)

Dodecatheon conjugens (Bonneville Shooting Star)

15cm, Bonneville Shooting Star is a herbaceous dwarf perennial with a basal rosette of ovate to broadly lanceolate, slightly fleshy and pubescent leaves and a short inflorescence with bright pink nodding flowers. Native of meadows in Western USA. Easily cultivated in any humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot. Seeds from a wild collection in Blaine County, Idaho, USA, at some 2050m. V-VI.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 4878 € 7,99
Dodecatheon dentatum (White Shooting Star)

Dodecatheon dentatum (White Shooting Star)

40 (50)cm, White Shooting Star is an unusual Dodecatheon species from the Pacific Northwest of North America. It has pure white nodding flowers above a dense basal rosette with finely serrated leaves. For any humus rich, slightly moist soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Chelan County, Washington, USA, at some 1.700m. IV-V.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 7444 € 9,99
Dodecatheon hendersonii (Henderson's Shooting Star)

Dodecatheon hendersonii (Henderson's Shooting Star)

20 (30)cm, Henderson's Shooting Star is a rather rare species with strongly recurved pale pink, nodding flowers. For any humus rich, well drained soil in preferably partial shade. Seeds from certified wild collections in Josephine County, Oregon, USA at some 450m and Plumas County, Greenville, California at some 1.100m. IV-V.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (ex Jospehine County)2721 € 4,99
(ex Jospehine County)
Dodecatheon jeffreyi (Jeffrey's Shooting Star)

Dodecatheon jeffreyi (Jeffrey's Shooting Star)

40 (50)cm, Jeffrey's Shooting Star is an unusual Dodecatheon species with pubescent (= with fine hairs) large and broad leaves and flowering stalks, which are slightly fragrant in full sun ! Seeds from a wild collection in Deschutes County, Oregon USA at some 1900m. IV-V.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 2722 € 7,99
Dodecatheon jeffreyi ssp. pygmaeum (Dwarf Jeffrey's Shooting Star)

Dodecatheon jeffreyi ssp. pygmaeum (Dwarf Jeffrey's Shooting Star)

15 (25)cm, Dwarf Jeffrey’s Shooting Star is a herbaceous perennial with broad glossy leaves and bright pink flowers on short stalks. Native of humus rich, slightly wet soils in mountains in California. For any humus rich, well drained, slightly moist soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Siskiyou County, California, USA at some 2.050m. IV-V.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 4186 € 5,99
Dodecatheon meadia (North American Shooting Star)

Dodecatheon meadia (North American Shooting Star)

20 (30)cm, North American Shooting Star is the most easily grown Dodecatheon species with various flower colors in rose shades. For any humus rich, slightly moist soil, either full sun or partial shade, very adoptable and early flowering in IV-V.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 2723 € 2,99*
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Dodecatheon poeticum (Narcissus Shooting Star)

Dodecatheon poeticum (Narcissus Shooting Star)

15 (25)cm, Narcissus Shooting Star is a herbaceous perennial with broad glossy leaves and bright pink. nodding flowers with a yellow band at the base. Native of humus rich, slightly wet soils in mountains from Washington state to Oregon. For any humus rich, well drained, slightly moist soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Klickitat County, Washington, USA at some 1.050m. IV-V.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 4187 € 7,99
Dodecatheon pulchellum (Pretty Shooting Star)

Dodecatheon pulchellum (Pretty Shooting Star)

15 (20)cm, Pretty Shooting Star is a smaller Dodecatheon species, a gem for shaded and moist places in a humus rich, leafy soil. Elegant, small dark pink to almost lilac flowers. A rather rare species from northwestern North America (Alaska, Wisconsin and Sierra Nevada). Seeds from a wild collection in Gilpin County, Colorado USA at some 3300m. IV-V.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package2725 € 7,99
Dodecatheon pulchellum ssp. cusickii (Cusick's Shooting Star)

Dodecatheon pulchellum ssp. cusickii (Cusick's Shooting Star)

20 (30)cm, Cusick's Shooting Star is a smaller species from meadows in western USA. It makes a dense basal leaf rosette and pale pink nodding flowers. For any humus rich, slightly moist soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Gem County, Idaho, USA, at some 900m. IV-V.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 7445 € 7,99