Shooting Stars are a strictly North American species, and Henderson’s Shooting Star is an unusually delicate looking plant when grown amongst others, although the hot-coloured flowers help it to stand out. It has basal clumps of leaves with nodding flowers on stems 10–30 cm tall with magenta to deep lavender to sometimes white flowers. It is summer deciduous, dying back to the ground in early summer. In the wild it occurs north to southern British Columbia and Idaho andi in California, it occurs in the the Cascade Range and the Sierra Nevada foothills,
Seeds can be sown at any time but are best sown in winter or early spring to benefit from a cold spell in the wet compost to break their dormancy. We advise covering seeds very thinly with sand or fine grit to about the depth of the seed size. If the seeds do not come up within 6 to 12 weeks the damp seed tray can be given cold treatment in a fridge for about four weeks. They may still take very many months to appear, so please never discard the pot or tray.
Common name:HENDERSON'S SHOOTING STAR, MOSQUITO BILLS, SAILORS CAPS
Packet Content:20+ (Approx)