Dodecatheon pulchellum
Western Shooting Star
A Colorado Native Montane to Subalpine Species
Primulaceae or Primrose Family
6 to 14 inches tall - rose with yellow
Full sun to part shade
Rich, constantly-moist soil
Late Spring
Propagate by seed or division (easy)
Photos by Jane Hendrix

Western Shooting Stars nod there rosy heads over clear mountain streams in the subalpine region of Colorado. The species is easy to grow from seed and will self-sow in the garden. Keep the soil humusy and constantly moist, especially during flowering.