Dodecatheon meadia
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Dodecatheon meadia

shooting star

  family primulaceae 
  genus dodecatheon 

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Genus  Dodecatheon Species  meadia Variety  Cultivar  Common names  shooting star Family  PRIMULACEAE Specimen number  S11564 Data source  HtZn p107;Frgnt p195
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Prostrate Overall height  4" - 1' 8" Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to partial shade Water  Dry to moist Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 05a-08b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 08-02 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  The flowers of Dodecatheon meadia have a strong cinnamon scented aroma. Shooting star can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -20� Fahrenheit. This plant needs summer days with high heat. Full sun to partial shade is needed for this species to do its best. It likes dry to moist soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  strong cinnamon lilac spicy scent Fragrance parts  Flowers Fragrance intensity  Strong Fragrance category  Cinnamon Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Leaves: Dodecatheon meadia has leaves arranged in rosettes close to ground level. Flowers: Shooting star has backward pointing petals nodding downward in clumps found at the tips of leafless stalks. Most often the blossoms occur in either red or pink.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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