Dodecatheon meadia


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Description :

Classified in the Primulaceae family, Dodecatheon meadia is native to the meadows and woodlands of the the eastern United States (Pennsylvania, Georgia, Virginia and Texas).

In the spring this distinctive plant forms a dense rosette of oval leaves, 7 cm long and in April-May unusual violet pink flowers.

Dodecatheon meadia is a very long-lived perennial and, as a result, its life cycle is proportionate which means it is fairly slow growing.

You simply need to respect its summer dormancy and avoid watering or, when growing in pots, keep the growing medium fairly dry.

Easy to grow, in the sun (not too hot) or in partial shade, in humus-rich, well-drained soil that is damp in the spring.

Grows well in pots, in an alpine greenhouse, in a mix of equal parts clay, compost and rough sand.

In a rock garden or shady border, we combine Dodecatheon meadia with spring bulbs and spring-flowering partial shade perennials: Epimedium, Brunnera, Primula, Dicentra, Pulmonaria, ferns, etc.

Around a pond or waterside, we plant it together with candelabra flowering Asian primroses (Primula japonica, Primula secundiflora, Primula bulleyana, etc.)

Planted in mass in light undergrowth it is always spectacular!

Common name: White-flowered American cowslip or shooting star

Photo credit: Gérard Boittiaux - Dodecatheon meadia in its natural environment (Yosemite National Park, California, USA)

- 0,3L pot

- Hardiness zones : zone 6-10
- Height: 30 to 50cm
- Plant spacing: 30 cm

- Flower colour: purple
- Flowering period: spring flowers
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