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Dodecatheon ‘Shorty’

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 'Shorty'
  • Common name: Shooting star
  • Family: Primulaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

Aptly named shooting star, Dodecatheon ‘Shorty’ 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. A clump-forming perennial, shooting star thrives in sun or partial shade, in moist soil. 

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Dodecatheon ‘Shorty’ is ideal for growing in an alpine house, rock garden or container. Plants are usually hardy but may need protecting in the harshest winters.

How to grow Dodecatheon 'Shorty'

  • Plant size

    35cm height

    25cm spread

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist

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 'Shorty' and wildlife

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

Is Dodecatheon 'Shorty' poisonous?

Dodecatheon 'Shorty' 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