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Primula standleyana

  • Shooting star flower
  • Product Code: 1903


Primula standleyana - Dodecatheon ellisiae

Only recently reclassified as a species of Primula, these lovely plants are also known as 'Shooting stars'. They are native to North America and Mexico. Each flower has five swept-back (reflexed) petals and a cluster of yellow stamens converging to a point, thus giving the flower the appearance of a shooting star falling to earth. This species has white flowers. 

Culture: Best grown in partial to full shade in well-drained soil. The plants go dormant in the summer and contrary to most Primula like the soil to be fairly dry at this point. The leaves will disappear completely and reappear in early spring, 

  • Flowering period : Mid-spring - early summer
  • Ultimate Height : 30-40 cm
  • Hardiness : -30°C
  • Foliage : Deciduous
  • Sunlight : Partial shade
  • Moisture : Moist but well-drained
  • PH : Alkaline, acid or neutral
  • Culture : border, woodland, rockery, trough
  • Pot size : 7cm

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