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

 

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