Dodecatheon meadia


Dodecatheon meadia is a vigorous white flower shooting star that is native to woodlands and prairies in the Eastern U.S.   Adaptable and easy to grow in part to full shade or sun in cool climates.  It prefers well-drained soil that receives moisture during the growing season.   Forms a nice clump of bright green, lance shaped foliage with a flower stalks to 20" tall in spring.  Goes dormant by the end of summer.  Very cold hardy to -30 degrees F.  Dodecatheon meadia is known by a number of common names including pride of Ohio shooting star, Johnny jump, rooster heads, American cowslip and Indian chief.

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