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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 jeffreyii Shooting Star................ 10cm $5.00ea
Native. Fl.Ht.30-50cm. Z4.  Flowers deep red-pink to purple, with corolla lobe strongly reflexed.  Narrow upright leaves.

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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