- Zone 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
- Bloom Color Purple/Lavender,Pink,White
- Bloom Season Spring
- Usage Flowering,Flower Gardens And Beds,Deer Resistant
- Ships Year Round
- Height At Maturity Under 3 Feet
- Exposure Sun And Shade
- Categories Perennials
Shooting Star Plant has several different names. It goes by
Known scientifically as a Dodecatheon meadia, this plant gets its name from the shooting star look. This plant is known by more familiar names, including Prairie Pointers, American Cowslip, and the Pride of Ohio. This particular flower is in the Perennial plant family, which means that during the “off-season,” the flower is dormant. While this typically happens during the wintertime, this flower blooms brightly between April and May. This plant is best described as measuring roughly 2 feet tall with a 2-foot spread. Furthermore, once fully bloomed, this plant’s flower is commonly white, purple, or pink. The flower’s shooting star look comes from the roughly 20 nodding flowers that each measure 1″; under each flower are up to four lance-shaped leaves.
Shooting Star is a unique perennial to add to your garden.
Although this particular plant is typically common to the Missouri landscape, shooting stars can also be found in various parts of the Midwest, Northeast, and Southeast United States. It is especially true when it comes to bluff, prairie, meadow, and other environments. More will be discussed about the growing process later on in this article, but as far as the climate type(s) that shooting star is known to thrive in, the following can be stated. Generally speaking, this type of plant can deal with total bouts of shade and sun only when evenly watered. Furthermore, an additional parameter to this fact is that the soil has to allow for good draining.
When it comes time to grow a plant such as a Shooting Star, it is required to use well-draining soil or sandy loam dirt. While these are ideal environments to be planted in, this particular plant can do well in certain clay soil types. Furthermore, watering needs are pretty typical; average amounts. Additionally, this plant can be placed in both shade and the sun, although partial sunlight is the preferred lighting. Overall, growing this type of plant is relatively typical in terms of the amount of maintenance needed to allow this particular plant breed to thrive. One additional noteworthy thought is to provide ample planter size for proper growth. in addition to the proper soil, no fertilizer is required.