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We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.
The Shooting Star Wildflower, Dodecatheon meadia, is a spring perennial native to North America. This beautiful native wildflower grows in oak forests, woodlands, prairies, and wetlands throughout zones 4-8. Shooting Star does best in well-draining soil, incredibly rocky or sandy loam, and soil should be kept moist through the spring. Shooting Star is frequently used as an ornamental plant and should be planted near garden beds and borders for the best viewing. Shooting Star does best in partially shaded areas but can tolerate some sun. The plant is well suited to small spaces. Mature Shooting Star plants will grow between one and two feet tall.
The plant forms a rosette of lush green lance-shaped leaves in the early spring. Mid-spring brings the growth of eighteen-inch green or red flowering stalks, topped with one-inch-long pendulous flowers. Each plant will produce 6-40 blooms. Each flower consists of five petals that grow backward and up, away from the stamen and style. The petals surround a purple and green style and yellow stamens, which form a point. This shape is where the plant’s name is derived, and the flowers look like shooting stars. Flower color will vary from pink, lavender, or white. Flowers are often visited by bumblebees and other native bees collecting pollen. The plant does not produce nectar, so honeybees will not visit it. Flowers will last through early summer. After flowering, the plant produces green capsules containing seeds. The plant dies back in the heat of summer, returning in early spring. The Shooting Star is best planted in the fall. It does not produce flowers in its first year. However, by its third year, the plant will be well established, and you will be rewarded with beautiful springtime blooms.
Known scientifically as a Dodecatheon meadia, this plant comes from the shooting star look. This plant is known by more familiar names, including Prairie Pointers, American Cowslip, and the Pride of Ohio. This particular flower is in the Perennial plant family, which means that during the "off-season," the flower is dormant. While this typically happens during winter, this flower blooms brightly between April and May. This plant is best described as measuring roughly 2 feet tall with a 2-foot spread. Furthermore, this plant's flower is commonly white, purple, or pink once fully bloomed. The flower's shooting star look comes from the roughly 20 nodding flowers that each measure 1"; under each flower are up to four lance-shaped leaves.
Although this particular plant is typically common to the Missouri landscape, you can also find shooting stars in various Midwest, Northeast, and Southeast United States. It is especially true for bluff, prairie, meadow, and other environments. We will discuss the growing process later in this article, but you can state the following about the climate type(s) in which a shooting star is known to thrive. Generally speaking, this type of plant can only deal with total bouts of shade and sun when evenly watered. Furthermore, an additional parameter is that the soil has to allow for good draining.
When it comes time to grow a plant such as a Shooting Star, it is required to use well-draining soil or sandy loam dirt. While these are ideal environments to be planted in, this particular plant can do well in certain clay soil types. Furthermore, watering needs are pretty typical; average amounts. Additionally, this plant can be placed in both shade and the sun, although partial sunlight is the preferred lighting. Overall, growing this type of plant is relatively typical in terms of the amount of maintenance needed to allow this particular plant breed to thrive. One considerable thought is to provide ample planter size for proper growth. in addition to the proper soil, no fertilizer is required.