An outstanding hybrid selection of a native North American wildflower. This forms a low rosette of rounded leaves, bearing upright stems with a collection of 10 to 20 bright magenta-pink flowers with a yellow centre. Flowers are easily twice the size of other selections, with flared-back petals that give each blossom a star-like or rocket ship appearance. Prefers a moist well drained acidic soil. This plant will go dormant and disappear by mid summer, so do not disturb the area. When planting crown must rest at or slightly above the surface to ensure survival. Excellent cut flower.
Sun Exposure: full sun to part shade
Soil type: clay, humus rich
Soil PH: acidic
Soil Moisture: average, moist, will not tolerate standing water
Care level: easy
Flower color: deep pink with a yellow center
Bloom time: early to late spring goes dormant in the summer
Foliage Color: light green
Uses and Characteristics: Edging, woodland, grassland, waterside, rich border, alpine or rock garden, wild flower, cut flower, deer resistant.
Flower head size: medium
Height:45-60 cm (18-23 inches) Width: 25-30 cm (10-12 inches)
Growth Rate: medium
Dodecatheon ‘Aphrodite’, Giant Shooting Star, Zone 3-9
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