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Dodecatheon meadia 'Aphrodite'

#PP14002, CPBR3199

Also called American Cowslip, Giant Shooting Star


Dodecatheon meadia 'Aphrodite' - Pink 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

Zone:

5

Height:

25-45 cm

Spread:

20-30 cm

Colour:

Magenta
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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

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow
Medium

Flowering Time

Spring
Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Clumping

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Naturalizing
Woodland/woods edge