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Dodecatheon clevelandii

Shooting star

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Dodecatheon clevelandii
  • Common name: Shooting star
  • Family: Primulaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Evergreen
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Dodecatheon clevelandii

Aptly named shooting star, Dodecatheon clevelandii produces bizarre flowers with cerise, downwards-facing, reflexed petals. It’s great for brightening up a damp border or container display from mid- to late spring. 

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Dodecatheon clevelandii is ideal for growing in an alpine house, rock garden or container. For best results grow in moist soil in sun or partial shade. Plants are usually hardy but may need protecting in the harshest winters.

How to grow Dodecatheon clevelandii

  • Plant size

    40cm height

    25cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy, half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Dodecatheon clevelandii and wildlife

Dodecatheon clevelandii has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Dodecatheon clevelandii poisonous?

Dodecatheon clevelandii has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People