Dodecatheon pulchellum Red Wings

Shooting Star Red

Dodecatheon pulchellum Red Wings

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Also known as the Alpine Shooting Star, the Dodecatheon Red Wings provides an abundance of deep magenta flowers, which look like tiny birds diving in flight. Near-black to purple tips blend to yellow and then white before blending into magenta. Emerging from a clump of soft oval to egg-shaped leaves, stalks rise up to a foot above the foliage. The swept back pink petals look similar to those of a close relative: the Cyclamen. However, unlike the Cyclamen, the Dodecatheon grows in summer. Its tiny bobbing flower heads are intriguing, and the size of this plant means it is never cloying or overwhelming. The perfect addition to a woodland or rock garden. Top sized bulbs supplied. Flowers May to July. Height 30cm.

Key Product Information

Season Interest Summer
Flower Colour PINK
Foliage Colour GREEN
Preferred Location
  • Suitable for planting in sunny locations
    sun
  • Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
    part-shade
  • Suitable for planting in shaded locations
    shade
Positive attributes
  • Suitable for growing in pots and containers
    container
How Supplied Top size Bulbs

Key Product Information

Season Interest

Summer

Flower Colour

PINK

Foliage Colour

GREEN

Preferred Location
Suitable for planting in sunny locations
sun
Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
part-shade
Suitable for planting in partially locations
shade
How Supplied

Top size Bulbs

Flowering Time

  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D

Available to buy

  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D

Plant Size

Mature Height 30cm
Mature Spread 15cm
Annual Growth 30cm
Annual Growth

30cm

Mature Height

30cm

Mature Spread

15cm

Planting Plant in well prepared soil
Soil Type Fertile, well drained
Planting

Plant in well prepared soil

Soil Type

Fertile, well drained

They will prefer planing in areas that provide shelter and semi-shade is best. Ideal for damp borders or in pots.
They will benefit greatly from protection from strong winds and also from a good winter mulch (bark is ideal).
  • Information
  • Key Product Information

    Season Interest Summer
    Flower Colour PINK
    Foliage Colour GREEN
    Preferred Location
    • Suitable for planting in sunny locations
      sun
    • Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
      part-shade
    • Suitable for planting in shaded locations
      shade
    Positive attributes
    • Suitable for growing in pots and containers
      container
    How Supplied Top size Bulbs

    Key Product Information

    How Supplied

    Top size Bulbs

    Season Interest

    Summer

    Flower Colour

    PINK

    Foliage Colour

    GREEN

    Preferred Location
    Suitable for planting in sunny locations
    sun
    Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
    part-shade
    Suitable for planting in partially locations
    shade

    Flowering Time

    • J
    • F
    • M
    • A
    • M
    • J
    • J
    • A
    • S
    • O
    • N
    • D

    Available to buy

    • J
    • F
    • M
    • A
    • M
    • J
    • J
    • A
    • S
    • O
    • N
    • D

    Plant Size

    Mature Height 30cm
    Mature Spread 15cm
    Annual Growth 30cm
    Annual Growth

    30cm

    Mature Height

    30cm

    Mature Spread

    15cm

    Planting Plant in prepared soil, with a hole large enough to firmly hold the module.
    Soil Type Well drained fertile soil.
    Pruning Deadhead as necessary to prolong flowering.
    Planting

    Plant in well prepared soil

    Soil Type

    Fertile, well drained

  • Planting & growing Instructions
  • They will prefer planing in areas that provide shelter and semi-shade is best. Ideal for damp borders or in pots.
    They will benefit greatly from protection from strong winds and also from a good winter mulch (bark is ideal).
  • Video planting guides