Joy Creek Nursery

158-006   Dodecatheon (Primula) clevelandii     ( Shooting stars )

Dodecatheon (Primula) clevelandii
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This is among the finest meadow and stream-side spring ephemerals. Bloom-spikes arise from ground-hugging rosettes composed of 2.5-inch-long spoon-shaped leaves. Flowering stems can measure well over a foot in height. In the case of Dodecatheon clevelandii, the stems can often bear up to 20 down-facing flowers. With their petals flaring back, they do resemble their common name Shooting stars. The base of the petals of this California native is spotted dark purple. They go dormant in the summer.

Early spring.  to 16 in.

Red Purple flowers

Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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