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Dodecatheons - The Shooting Stars
 

Shooting stars are herbaceous perennials with green leaves held in rosettes that dry up and disappear in early summer.  The nodding cyclamen-like flowers resemble a shooting star streaking across the sky.  All do best in half sun, half shade.

Dodecatheons - The Shooting Stars

Dodecatheon cusickii
Dodecatheon cusickii


Dodecatheon alpinum Alpine Shooting Star 10cm pot $4.00ea
Native. Ht. 20cm.  Z4.  An alpine species with pale lavender to deep magenta flowers.

Dodecatheon cusickii Cusick's Shooting Star 10cm pot $4.00ea
Native.  Flower Ht. 20-30cm. Z5.  Leaves are pubescent giving them a grey green appearance. Flowers similar to D.pulchellum with a shorter heavier flower stalk.

Dodecatheon dentatum White Shooting Star 10cm pot $4.00ea
Native.  Flower Ht.15-40cm.  Z5.  This Dodecatheon is unique in that it has toothed leaves and showy white flowers. Easy.

Dodecatheon hendersonii Broad‑leaved Shooting Star...........
............... 10cm pot $4.50ea
Native. Flower Ht. 30-50cm.  Z5.  Flowers deep purple to pale-pink with a ring of clear yellow at the base of each lobe.  Leaves are unmistakable, being thick, shiny, smooth, broadly oval  and pressed firmly to the ground. Exceptional.

Dodecatheon macrocarpum..................... 10cm pot $4.00ea
Native. Ht.20-50cm.  Z4.  A species most often considered to be a variety of D.pulchellum.  A nice selection with fleshier leaves and predominantly dark magenta purple flowers.

Dodecatheon meadia alba....................... 10cm pot $4.00ea
N.A.Native. Flower Ht. 20-30cm. Z5.  This a white form of the species that in some areas in nature is wide spread.

Dodecatheon pulchellum ......................... 10cm pot $4.00ea
Native.  Flower Ht. 20-50cm.  Z4.  Flowers bright rose-purple with a ring of deep-yellow at the base which is overlaid with a zig-zag trim of rose purple.  Delightful.

Dodecatheon pulchellum `Sooke' Sooke Shooting Star
................................................................. 10cm pot $4.00ea
Native.  Flower Ht. 20-35cm.  Z5.  This naturally occuring form found on Southern Vancouver Island has deep rose pink flowers on a stiffer more compact stem. Leaves thicker and more rounded than the species.

 

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