Shooting Star Queen Victoria (Dodecatheon)
Common Name
Shooting star
Density
25 - 30 cm
Family
Primulaceae
Flowering Height
30 - 40 cm
Flowering Time
Late Spring
Fragrant
No
Naturalising
Yes
Origin
Holland
Plant Type
Bare Root
Planting Depth
2.5 cm
Planting Time
Spring
Shipping Time
Spring
Sunlight
Full Sun / Partial Shade

Shooting Star Queen Victoria (Dodecatheon)

Queen Victoria: A Dazzling Display in Your Garden!

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Bees: Loved by pollinators
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Description

DutchGrown proudly presents the 'Queen Victoria' Dodecatheon meadia, a cherished jewel in the gardening world, now available as exquisite bare root plants.

Belonging to the Primulaceae family and often referred to as the Shooting Star, this variety stands up to 40 centimetres tall. It originates from eastern and central North America and is quite undemanding in its care, thriving in both clay and woodland soils. Adorned with large, ornate pink blossoms that narrow to dark tips facing the earth, it blooms from late spring to early summer, preferring moist winters and drier summers.

The Shooting Star's watering needs are moderate, requiring about 2.5 cm of water per week during its peak flowering time, with reduced needs during the summer's peak. Its ability to enter dormancy in summer is a natural drought resistance strategy.

Opting for bare root plants allows for the development of a strong and healthy root system from the beginning, promising a vibrant and enduring display in your garden.

These precious bare root plants are dispatched in the spring, aligning with the best planting season to ensure your 'Queen Victoria' plants thrive from the start, adding a touch of enchantment to your garden.

This is an unparalleled opportunity to welcome the rare and stunning 'Queen Victoria' Dodecatheon meadia into your garden. Its unique beauty elevates it from a mere plant to a garden centrepiece, bringing a sense of sophistication and wonder to your outdoor space. Don't miss the chance to transform your garden into a haven of rare and striking beauty with DutchGrown's exceptional selection.

It's useful to note that when first growing Shooting Star, it can be disappointing to see the plant appear to wither with the summer heat. This is a typical behaviour for many wildflowers, a dormancy mechanism for survival. You may see the basal growth re-emerge as autumn arrives and almost definitely by the following spring. Marking the plant's spot with a small stake is advisable to avoid accidentally disturbing it during its dormant phase.

  • Family: Primulaceae
  • Genus: Dodecatheon
  • Scientific name: Dodecatheon meadia 'Queen Victoria'
  • Common name: Shooting star
  • Colour: Light pink flowers with a wide yellow and white band at the base
  • Plant type: Perennial
  • Height: 40cm
  • Sun / shade: Location with partial sun is ideal
  • Evergreen: No
  • Moisture: Soil needs to be rich in humus and constantly moist, yet not waterlogged
  • Use: Ornamental - borers, pond edges, rock gardens
  • Foliage: elongated leaves with dentate edges
  • Fertilizer: Shooting star plants don't need supplemental fertilizer

      Planting information

      - Dig a hole to the required depth. You can find this required depth for each type of bulb, tuber or root in the growing guides.

      - Depth is measurement of space between the soil line and top of bulb or bare root.

      - Set the bulbs or bare root in place, pointed side or sprout side upward.

      - Cover the bulbs by replacing the soil and water thoroughly.

      Shipping rates

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      Shipping schedule

      We start shipping our spring planted flower bulbs in Spring. We start shipping by the end of March.

      Bulbs that are planted in spring and have a tendency to bloom in summer are called spring bulbs. Not to be confused with bulbs that are planted in autumn and bloom in spring.

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      For over 4 generations, DutchGrown™ has built its reputation by offering the best Autumn-planted flowers bulbs available anywhere. We take pride in our exceptionally high level of quality control customer service, and our commitment to client satisfaction continues long after the bulbs leave our premises. When you order from DutchGrown™, we 100% guarantee that you will receive the hardiest flower bulbs available, packed with care and ready to thrive in your garden. Read more.

      Shooting Star Queen Victoria (Dodecatheon)
      Common Name
      Shooting star
      Density
      25 - 30 cm
      Family
      Primulaceae
      Flowering Height
      30 - 40 cm
      Flowering Time
      Late Spring
      Fragrant
      No
      Naturalising
      Yes
      Origin
      Holland
      Plant Type
      Bare Root
      Planting Depth
      2.5 cm
      Planting Time
      Spring
      Shipping Time
      Spring
      Sunlight
      Full Sun / Partial Shade

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