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Primula meadia (Dodecatheon meadia)

Shooting Star

Main interest:
unique pink cyclamen like flowers, spring bloomer, native
partial shade
Soil humidity:
moist soil; well drained
Growth type:
Flower colour:
Flowering period:
May to June
grayish green
USDA Hardiness:
zone 4a: -34.5 °C (-30 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 1.5 ft (0.45 m) width: 1 ft (0.3 m)
mass planting, shade garden, wildflower garden

Primula meadia (previously named Dodecatheon meadia), is more commonly known as Shooting Star. It is a gorgeous, award-winning, perennial with stunning and unique blooms. The foliage is a rosette of large, lance-shaped, basal leaves. In early spring, 1 to 4 tall, smooth, green or red flower scapes rise from the basal rosette and produce umbels of 8 to 20 small, nodding flowers. These striking flowers have 5 swept-back petals and clusters of sharply pointed yellow stamens, giving the appearance of shooting stars. The petals naturally vary in colour and can be white, lilac pink, or lavender purple.

Grows best in partial shade but can tolerate full shade or full sun, if kept moist. Native to Manitoba and much of the U.S., the Eastern Shooting Star is naturally found in open forests, rocky slopes, prairies, and meadows.

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Synonym(s): Dodecatheon meadia

Also known as: Eastern Shooting Star, Pride of Ohio, Common American Cowslip, Roosterheads, Prairie Pointers, Prairie Cyclamen, Pink Shooting Star

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