Commonly known as American cowslip, Shooting star

Genus of 14 species of perennials mostly found in damp grassland or high alpine meadows in North America.

Pollinated by bees which grasp the petals and, by buzzing their wings, dislodge the pollen.

Further Reading....

  • Herbaceous Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Leaves in basal rosettes. Pendent, cyclamen-like flowers on arching stems. Petals are acutely reflexed, displaying long, pointed styles.
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - a damp grassland subject. Good for woodland or rock garden.
  • Pests & Diseases
    slugs, snails.
  • Place of origin
    North America
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus- rich - emphasis on moist soil in growing period.

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American cowslip, Shooting star


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