Woodland Shooting Star, Mosquito Bills, Sailor Caps
Dodecatheon hendersonii

Family: Primulaceae
Genus: Dodecatheon (doh-dek-ATH-ee-on) (Info)
Species: hendersonii (HEN-der-son-ee-eye) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Juneau, Alaska

Calistoga, California

Fairfax, California

Sonora, California

Nederland, Colorado

Hebron, Kentucky

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Avon, Ohio

Eugene, Oregon

Gold Hill, Oregon

Klamath Falls, Oregon

Salem, Oregon

Tangent, Oregon

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 19, 2007, buggycrazy from Lebanon, OR (Zone 7b) wrote:

Great plant for sunny, well-drained borders, rockgardens and containers, plants are adapted to dry summers and require no summer water, they bloom in spring and go dormant soon after, the crowns can be divided easily, each root piece will grow a new plant.

Neutral

On Sep 13, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This plant is a U.S. native and grows in California, Washington and Oregon.