Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Shooting Star

Primula meadia
Plant Type: Spring Ephemeral
Native Environment: Glade, Prairie, Savanna / Woodland
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Pink / Rose, White
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone: 1
Hardy To Zone: 1

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

12 to
12
inches

Spread:

6 to
12
inches
Size
Height: 12 to
12
inches
Spread: 6 to
12
inches
Size
Height: 12 to
12
inches
Spread: 6 to
12
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Use in lightly shaded woodland gardens; naturalize in open woods and prairie meadows.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grow in full sun to partial shade in slightly dry to moist soil .
Special Features
Special Usage
Basic Description

Clusters of white to rose flowers with recurved petals nod on leafless stems in spring. Very compact plants with nice basal foliage. This plant is a spring ephemeral, meaning the foliage goes dormant in summer.

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