Scented Shooting Star Overview
Primula fragrans was recently reclassified, it used to be known as Dodecatheon redolens and is commonly called Scented Shooting Star. This perennial species resides in the Primrose family, Primulaceae. It originates from the western United States, growing as a native wildflower from California through Nevada to Utah. It produces basal leaves in dense clumps, thick roots and is covered in hairs. Light purple, pink or white flowers are borne on tall, thin, dark-coloured stems, usually between 5-10 per stem and these flowers nod towards the ground upon emergence, developing a more upright habit with age. Around the flowers, making up the outermost part of a flower there are sepals, these function to protect the flower bud. They are termed reflexed as they bend backwards away from the flower mouth. The sepals are individually marked with a blob of bright yellow near the base, anthers are pink or black in colour, they surround a thread-like stigma.
How to propagate Scented Shooting Star