Common Name: Shooting Stars
Seed Count: 100
Family: Hardy Perennial
Dodecatheon meadia Mauve – Belonging in the Primula family. The spring flowers are held on erect stems in umbels and resemble ‘Shooting Stars’ with their swept back petals. Flowers can be white, soft pink or rosy pink. They enjoy full sun to part shade and humus rich well drained, moist to dryish soil. Flowering is around a month and plants die down prior to hot summer. Important not to let other taller plants to over crowd. 45cm x 20cm.
Sow seed at any time, but Dodecatheons are best sown in winter or early spring to benefit from a cold period in moist seed tray to break the dormancy. So in good quality seed raising mix and lightly cover with fine grit or sand. If seed does not come up in 6 to 12 weeks place the moist seed tray in a poly bag and place in fridge at 4 degrees for about 4 weeks to give cold treatment. Seed may still take months to appear so do not discard the tray. Worth the wait.