A gorgeous perennial with dainty blooms. The flowers are very elegant and Cyclamen like, though Dodecatheon flower in umbels rather than singularly. You can have up to 15 of these rose pink beauties at once. Each flower is 1.5-2cm long. The petals are acutely reflexed, displaying long pointed styles. The flowers open mid to late spring.
Dodecatheon 'Queen Victoria' has a basal rosette of oval shaped, fleshy, pale green leaves at the base of the flower stems.
Dodecatheon are native to moist grasslands and meadows of North America. Plant in similar conditions in humus rich soil. Dodecatheon look fantastic rock gardens, beneath deciduous trees or towards the front of shaded beds. Protect new growth from slugs and snails. Water to establish and keep moist in active growth. They will be dormant in the hot summer months.
Dodecatheon is related to the Primula. Common names include American Cowslip, Pride of Ohio and Shooting Star.
Supplied as: Bare rooted
Cool to Temperate
Full Sun to Semi Shade