Dodecatheon – Aphrodite Shooting Star
With one of the most distinctive flowers Aphrodite Shooting Star, Dodecatheon, graces the garden with radiant pink flowers with yellow centers that are swept backwards like the flames of a comet. Aphrodite is a giant, robust selection, with huge flowers, much larger than the species. Plants form low rosettes that go dormant in summer.
Shooting star prefers a moist soil location in spring, but drier conditions the rest of the year. Legend says Shooting Stars bloom wherever a star has fallen to earth. Fascinating fact: When bees visit Dodecatheon their thoracic flight muscles vibrate at a particular frequency which in turn causes Dodecatheon anthers to vibrate releasing its pollen.
Plant in shade to part shade.