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Dodecatheon clevelandii ~ Padre's Shooting Star

Dodecatheon clevelandii is native to the area from San Luis Obispo County to the Santa Monica Mountains. The Padre's Shooting Star can be found on Northerly facing slopes. I have always found Dodecatheon in heavy soil, plants die back to the roots in the summer. In cultivation Dodecatheon requires dry summer conditions. From seed it takes plants 3-4 years to flower. The leaves are all near the ground. Dodecatheon clevelandii flower spikes are about a foot tall. Dodecatheon clevelandii will grow in light shade to full sun, but prefers to be in low angled light situations

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Dodecatheon clevelandii, Padre's Shooting Star