Dodecatheon jeffreyi

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Sierra Shooting Star

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Shades of magenta, pink or white fragrant, upside-down flowers that resemble shooting stars. Charming in the woodland garden. Straight stems and oval green leaves. A truly glorious flower for early spring.

Height

10-12 Inches

Spread

12 Inches

Color

Pink/Red

Interesting Notes

This wildflower is native to western North America where it grows in mountain meadows and streambanks.

 

Bloom Time

April-May

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Performs best in moist, rich soils. They will go dormant in midsummer after blooming, so don't worry when foliage dies back while the rest of your garden is still thriving.

Good Companions

Leatherwood Fern (Dryopteris marginalis), Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris), Plantain Lily (Hosta ), Snowdrop Anemone (Anemone sylvestris), Phlox (Phlox ), Woodland Phlox (Phlox divaricata), Golden Sedge (Carex elata), Primrose (Primula vulgaris)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Cut Flowers
Exposure
Partial Shade
Shade
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist
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