Dodecatheons are a real joy to behold, and this species, one of the earliest to bloom, is no exception. Also known as Broad-leaved Shooting Star, or, oddly enough, Mosquito Bills. Spoon shaped leaves appear in late winter and give rise to gorgeous, nodding, inside out magenta blooms on long stalks, then go dormant in summer. Found in oak and conifer woodlands and grasslands at lower elevations, in sun to shade. Moist, well draining soil. Will self sow and slowly spread. Sow in fall for cold stratification or refrigerate in moist medium for 90 days before sowing.
Bloom: Early Spring
$4.00 Packet: .1 gram or approximately 80-90 seeds