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Sierra Shooting Star

Shooting Star

Comments

Simply gorgeous bright lavender flowers with a purple ring at the base; lush green leaves and red-infused stems add contrast; likes moisure in the spring and dryness in the summer when it is dormant

Description

Simply gorgeous bright lavender flowers with a purple ring at the base; lush green leaves and red-infused stems add contrast; likes moisure in the spring and dryness in the summer when it is dormant

Landscape Attributes

Sierra Shooting Star is an herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Sierra Shooting Star is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Rock/Alpine Gardens;Border Edging;General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Sierra Shooting Star will grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity extending to 12 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 6 inches. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen! As this plant tends to go dormant in summer, it is best interplanted with late-season bloomers to hide the dying foliage.

Light Requirement:

shade

full sun

Moisture:

moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

4a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

4 inches (12 inches with the flowers)

6 inches

rich

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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