Shooting Star


Shooting Star

Dodecatheon meadia 1-2' tall. A spring-blooming ephemeral woodland native to eastern and central North America.

Leafless stalks with pink-to-white cyclamen-like flowers arise from light green basal rosettes. An excellent choice for naturalizing in both rock and woodland gardens. Dodecatheon goes dormant in late summer and disappears entirely, so it’s best to mark location with a stake. These will not produce flowers their in the first growing season. Be patient and expect mid-spring to midsummer blooms in the second or third year of growth.

Plant in light shade in moist well-drained woodland soil. Winter mulch is recommended; let nature’s mulch of autumn leaves do its job. MOFGA-certified organic, grown at Ripley Farm. Z4. Maine Grown. (bare-root crowns)

695 Shooting Star
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Additional Information

Herbaceous Perennial Plants

When you receive your order, open the bags and check the stock. Roots and crowns should be firm and pliable. If they are slightly dry, add a little water or, if they are going to be potted up soon, wet the roots. Generally, a little surface mold is harmless and will not affect the plant’s future performance. If you cannot pot them up immediately, store them in a cool (35–40°) location for a short time.

Do not plant bare-root perennial plant crowns directly outdoors.

Pot up the rootstock using well-drained potting mix in a deep 6" pot or a 1-gallon container. Avoid coiling the roots in under-sized containers.
Grow newly potted perennials for a few weeks in a protected location in indirect light at 50–60°. Wet and/or cold conditions for an extended period may cause rotting.
Transplant outside once they show some top growth and the danger of frost has passed.

For more info:
About planting bare-root perennials.