Shooting Star (Dodecatheon meadia)

Shooting Star (Dodecatheon meadia)

Spring blooming flower for sunny and semi-shady locations. Long stems rise above thick foliage, with flowers that look like shooting stars. Levaes go dormant during the summer.


Sun:    Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture:    Medium
Height:    12 inches
Blooms:    April, May, June
Color:    Pink
Spacing:    6-12″
Zones:    4-8
Benefits:    Deer Resistant

Design Tips

Shooting star blooms in spring and then goes dormant, giving other flowers and grasses a chance to fill the space. Plant near borders and among summer or fall blooming plants that can fill the gap when it goes dormant.

Companion Plants

Blue Wild Indigo
Star Sedge
Prairie Blue Eyed Grass
Prairie Smoke