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Dodecatheon pulchellum 'Red Wings' (Shooting star 'Red Wings')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.2m
Max height
0.15m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Dodecatheon pulchellum 'Red Wings'

Other names

Shooting star 'Red Wings'

Genus

Dodecatheon Dodecatheon

Variety or Cultivar

'Red Wings' _ 'Red Wings' is a small clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with a basal rosette of oblong light-green leaves. In spring, on upright stems, it bears fuchsia pink, cup-shaped leaves with reflexed petals that turn upwards after fertilisation.


Dodecatheon pulchellum 'Red Wings' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Mat Forming

Flower

Pink in Spring

Foliage

Pale-green in Spring

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Dodecatheon pulchellum 'Red Wings' (Shooting star 'Red Wings') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.15m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Grown in fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Plant dies back quickly after flowering but is herbaceous so will return.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Dodecatheon pulchellum 'Red Wings'

Other names

Shooting star 'Red Wings'

Genus

Dodecatheon Dodecatheon

Variety or Cultivar

'Red Wings' _ 'Red Wings' is a small clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with a basal rosette of oblong light-green leaves. In spring, on upright stems, it bears fuchsia pink, cup-shaped leaves with reflexed petals that turn upwards after fertilisation.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Mat Forming


Colour

Flower

Pink in Spring

Foliage

Pale-green in Spring


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Dodecatheon pulchellum 'Red Wings' (Shooting star 'Red Wings') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.15m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Grown in fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Plant dies back quickly after flowering but is herbaceous so will return.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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