The Plant Company

Bringing your garden to life


01403 740100

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The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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Opening times:
Monday-Friday, 9:00-17:30


The Plants

Dodecatheon meadia

Shooting Star

Photo of Dodecatheon meadia


This early riser delights the spring garden with umbrellas of hanging reflexed flowers, just like cyclamen. The fresh light pink flowers add a flash to shady spots, where the plants with thrive in the cool conditions. Deciduous foliage rosettes fade by midsummer, returning each spring before a flush of tall upright flower stems. This is the perfect spring perennial for anyone looking to lift shady areas of the garden.


  • Perennials

Foliage: Deciduous

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Fast growing


  • Beds and borders
  • Cottage style garden
  • Woodland area

Special features

  • Low maintenance
  • Attractive to bees

Care instructions

Grow in moist, well-drained in partial shade. Feed and water well until established and protect from slugs and snails when leaves are tender.


Size: Small

Pot size: 2 litre

Eventual height: 45cm

Eventual spread: 30cm


  • Light shade