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Dodecatheon meadia (Midland Shooting Star)

Dodecatheon meadia (Midland Shooting Star)
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The early spring plants tend to get the most attention because we so need to see flowers at that time of year. Shooting Stars deserve the acclaim. They are true prairie ephemeral species; they are completely done with their season and go dormant by mid summer. They have beautiful mahogany colored seed pods that are often not noticed because other tall species have over-topped them by that time.

Midland Shooting Star, or often called just 'Shooting Star', can become very robust with a few dozen flowers coming out of each plant; especially in moist rich soils. Wide color variation naturally occurs in any population of Midland Shooting Star; from purple to pale pink to almost white. This species establishes well and will self seed in semi-dry rocky situations or in the shade of a shrub or small tree.

Dormant bare root plants ship each year during optimal transplanting season: Fall (October) or Spring (April/May). In some growing seasons, dormant roots may be available for Summer (July) shipping.


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Catalog Number DOD04F
Seeds / Packet 200
Seeds / Ounce 60,000
Germination Code G, D, C(21)
Wetland Code FACU
USDA Zones 4-8
Plant Spacing 6-12"
Sun Exposure Full Sun  Part Shade 
Soil Moisture Wet-Mesic  Mesic (Medium)  Dry-Mesic 
Height 12 inches 
Bloom Color Pink 
Bloom Time April  May  June 
Plant Type Wildflowers (Forbs) 
Availability Seeds  Roots 
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Packet $2.50
1/8 oz. $15.00
1/4 oz. $25.00
1/2 oz. $45.00
1 oz. $80.00
1 lb. $1200.00
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1 - 2 $7.00
3 - 11 $6.00
 
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Dodecatheon meadia (Midland Shooting Star)
*This map shows the native and adventive range of this species. **Given appropriate habitat and climate, native plants can be grown outside their range.
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Present in state Present in county; native to state Not present in state  
Present in county, adventive in state    
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