Scientific Name: Dodecatheon pulchellum Form: Mounded
Common Name:shooting star Texture:Medium - coarse
Family Name:PrimulaceaeHabit: Arching
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.2 - 0.4m x 0.1 - 0.3m
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, B.C. east of Cascades, U.S. - northwest, U.S. - southwest Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Simple, Basal, Pubescent, Obovate, Spatulate, Entire, Dentate
Flowers: Umbel, Pink, Violet, May- Jun
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Aug- Jul
Exposure: Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Perennial border, Rock garden, Woodland margin, Spring interest, Small garden/space, Native planting
Key ID Features:Leaves basal, spoon-shaped to oblanceolate, blades more than 3 times long as wide, margins mostly entire, gradually tapering to the short, broadly-winged petiole, up to 20 cm long; umbels with up to 20 nodding florets 1-2 cm long, with curved-back petals that are usually pink with yellow throat that fades to white.