Dodecatheon meadia 'Aphrodite'#PP14002, CPBR3199
Also called American Cowslip, Giant Shooting Star
More About Dodecatheon meadia 'Aphrodite' (PP14002, CPBR3199)
- AKA Dodecatheon jeffreyii' Aphrodite'
- Each flower had five, upward-facing petals with a cluster of yellow stamens at the base
- Flowers give the appearance of a plummeting, shooting star
- Each stem has a collection of 10-20, intense magenta flowers
- Narrow, fine-toothed, mid-green leaves, up to 25 cm long
- Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
- Flower Height: 45 cm
Pink Shooting Star Growing and Maintenance Tips
Best grown in a moist, humus, rich, well-drained soil, in partial shade. When planting, the crown must rest at or slightly above the surface to ensure survival. Mostly found in damp grasslands, high, alpine meadows and occasionally in open woodlands. Once flowers finish, usually midsummer, dodecatheon goes completely dormant, so avoid heavy moisture during this time.
Dodecatheon meadia 'Aphrodite' (PP14002, CPBR3199) Characteristics
Moist to Average