pretty shooting star (Dodecatheon pulchellum)

several plants with basal waxy leaves and numerous magenta pointed tubular flowers with yellow collars

pretty shooting star

 

Common name: pretty shooting star
Botanical name: Dodecatheon pulchellum

Light: full to partial sun
Height: 6 – 16 inches
Water: moderate to high
Soil type: rich well-drained soils

Perennial wildflower with waxy basal leaves and magenta pointed tubular flowers with yellow collars and black tips in midsummer; very colorful in a wet or shady garden; one of our favorites!

 

  • wet meadow in spring with many pink shooting star flowers
    shooting stars in a wet meadow