Shooting Star Plant

$849

Shooting Star Plant

$849

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The Ravishing Shooting Star Plant

The Shooting Star Plant is a beautiful perennial wildflower found in North America. This plant gets its name from its star-shaped flowers resembling falling stars. It is a perennial that can grow in many soil types and climates.

Appearance

It is a small plant growing 12-20 inches tall. Its leaves are long and narrow and grow in a rosette at the base of the stem. The stem is thin and wiry and can have one or several flowers. The flowers are star-shaped, with five pink, lavender, and white petals. They blossom from late spring to early summer.

Habitat

It is found in prairies, meadows, and open woodlands throughout North America, from Canada to Mexico. It grows in well-drained soil and prefers full sun to partial shade. It is a popular plant for naturalizing and can be used in rock gardens, borders, and as a specimen plant.

Cultivation

it is easy to grow and care for. It can be propagated from seed or division. Seeds should be sown in the fall, and plants will germinate in the spring. The plants prefer moist, well-drained soil and regular watering. They do not require fertilization and can benefit from a layer of mulch in the winter.

Shooting Star Plant Uses

They are used in traditional medicine to treat different ailments, including fever, headaches, and rheumatism. The plant contains compounds that have anti-inflammatory properties. It is also used in Native American ceremonies and as a decorative plant in gardens and landscapes.


Conservation Shooting Star Plant is a threatened species in some parts of its range due to habitat loss and fragmentation. Protecting the plant's natural habitat and promoting its cultivation in gardens and public spaces is essential. Efforts are underway to conserve and restore its populations, including seed banking and habitat restoration projects.


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They are pretty attractive garden plants. Growing from 6 to 12 inches, up to 3 feet tall, they shoot out tall leaflet stalks that bloom into white or pink star-shaped flowers. Their width is around 8 inches to a foot in width.


They grow well in growing zones 4 through 8. Although they do well daily in sunnier areas, they are best grown in partially shady areas with moist soil. Although you can plant them in the spring, the best time is in the fall.

Producing them in the fall permits the roots to grow for the upcoming season. Be sure to water your new transplants weekly, and place plenty of compost around your recent transplants to keep the plant from losing water.

How To Store Your Shooting Star Plant

Once you receive your plants from the nursery (again, this is not a plant to take from the wild as their numbers are already declining), please keep them in a cool, dark place and be sure to plant them within two or three days of arrival.

If you buy and plant them in the fall, they should bloom early the following spring. Even when the temperature is relatively calm in the spring, don't be surprised if your plant blooms early.

However, it will go dormant during the summer's heat. In general, they will not bloom until the following year, but once they take hold, they will do very well in rocky areas so that many gardeners will plant them in clumps between rocks and areas surrounded by bricks.

It makes an ideal demarcation point to start your garden. Once propagated, they are straightforward to maintain year after year, provided they have some shade, water, and nutrients.

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