Dodecatheon meadia Seeds

Shooting Star Seeds

Dodecatheon meadia (Shooting Star) is a beloved wildflower blooms in late spring with nodding pink to light purple cyclamen-like flowers.
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HC013257
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Dodecatheon meadia (Shooting Star) is a beloved wildflower that blooms in late spring with nodding pink to light purple cyclamen-like flowers. It needs partial to full shade conditions in moist, but well drained humusy soils. USDA zones 4-8
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SKU
HC013257
Common Name
Shooting Star Seeds
Botanical Name
Dodecatheon meadia
Item Package Size
Packet
Seed Life Cycle
Perennials
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Wildflower Mix or Specie
Species
Ships As
Seed
Flower Color
Pink
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Height
12 inches
Mature Height
10-12" tall
Bloom Time
Late Spring - Early Summer
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Days To Germinate
Cold Stratification - 20 days/Regular Surface
Native To
North America
Seeds Per Packet
200
Seed Coverage
covers 50 square feet
Soil Type
Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Well Draining
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly
Ships To Canada
Yes
Planting Guides

Step-by-Step Wildflower Seed Planting Instructions

  1. Check for your last frost date and plant after this has passed. Choose a spot on your property that gets 6 or more hours of direct sun a day unless you are planting seeds for shade.
  2. Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth. Simply dig up everything that is growing, turn the soil and rake the area flat. If this is an area that has never before been gardened, you may need to till the area up to remove growth.
  3. Mix the seeds with sand* for better visibility and scatter the seeds directly on top of the soil. If you are sowing a larger area, we recommend using a seed spreader; if not, you can sow by hand.
  4. We recommend lightly compressing the seeds into the soil, making sure not to bury them. You can either walk on them, use a board or if you are sowing a larger area, rent a seed roller.
  5. Water so that the soil is moist, not soaking wet, until the seedlings are about 4-6" tall. After that, the seedlings will survive on natural rains. If you are experiencing very dry weather, we recommend watering occasionally.
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