Dodecatheon meadia AGM


Dodecatheon are commonly called Shooting Stars. They have very attractive stems of several cyclamen-like flowers.

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Dodecatheon meadia are commonly called Shooting Stars. They have very attractive stems of several cyclamen-like flowers. Grows well in the shade and Dodecatheon meadia will produce flowers that are a deep rose pink with a white base. It can produce up to 20 flowers on one stem. Dodecatheon can be left to naturalise in the soil from year to year.

AGM = Awarded a garden merit by the RHS for its all round garden performance.

Cultivation instruction

Plant Indoors: They are at their best when grown outside.

Plant outside: They prefer a light well-drained soil. In heavy soils, just add grit and sand to lighten it up. Cultivate soils to a depth of 10cms and add some well rotted manure or granular fertiliser to the soil when cultivating. They are rhizomes which will spread once established. Plant the roots so that the tops are 5cms below the soil surface. Cover with soil and firm around roots gently as roots can easily be broken. Leave to establish for a few years and then In subsequent years they can be divided in late autumn or early spring. Best left to naturalise for a number of years, they are winter hardy but would benefit from mulching over winter. Regularly feed during the growing season with foods such as are well rotted manures, Tomato feed and bone meal or tomato food will provide food for continued flowering.

Care Tips:

Ensure soils do not dry out in the first year whilst they are establishing.

Read our article on growing bulbs for naturalising

Growing information

Flowering Height: 16-18″ (40-45cms)

Flowering period: April-May

Soil type: Light soils, however in heavier soils just add grit to give the drainage.

Aspect: Shade to Semi shade

Fragrant: N/A

Planting distance: 10cm

Planting depth: 5cms.

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