Shooting star

A unique flower display!
Common name : Shooting star
Scientific name : Dodecatheon spp.
Family : Primulaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Cold-sensitive
Cold-sensitive
Dodecatheon is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants in the family Primulaceae, native to North America and northeastern Siberia. The species have basal clumps of leaves and nodding flowers hanging at the top of tall stems rising from where the leaves join the crown. Several species are found in cultivation, including Dodecatheon dentatum, Dodecathon hendersonii and Dodecathon meadia.

Sowing & planting

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 10a
Height 15 - 45
pH 6 - 7

Plant my dodecatheon

Plant preferably between September and the end of November or between March and the end of April, when the winter reserves are formed and the temperatures are not too low. Bury the roots a few centimeters so that the foliage is flush. Fill and pack well around the plant so as not to leave a pocket of air. Water copiously just after planting. If you are planting in a pot, use one whose volume corresponds to that of the plant, otherwise you will have to water it too often. You can use gravel at the bottom under mixture of soil, compost or compost for better drainage.

Water my dodecatheon

Water regularly in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

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