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Dodecatheon jeffreyi
Dodecatheon jeffreyi
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Dodecatheon jeffreyi

Sierra Shooting Star

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.193.100

Sierra Shooting Star is a western native wildflower. Plants form a low rosette of rounded leaves, bearing taller stems of rose-purple flowers with a yellow centre. Petals flare back, giving each blossom a star-like or cyclamen appearance. Prefers a moist to wet site and neutral to acidic soil. These will usually go completely dormant and disappear by mid summer, so mark well and do not disturb. Plants may be divided as they go dormant, or in early spring. Tolerates constantly moist conditions, such as beside a stream or pond.

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Dodecatheon jeffreyi

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Cut Flower
  Wild Flower
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.