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How to Grow Dodecatheon

Dodecatheon

Position – Full sun or part shade

Soil – Moist

Flowering Period –Spring

Hardiness –  Fully hardy

About Dodecatheon


Dodecatheon are herbaceous perennials that are summer dormant. Neat rosettes of lush green foliage act as plinth for slender umbels of cyclamen-like blooms that flourish during the spring. They are best suited in flower beds and borders or used as underplanting of shrubs and small trees within a cottage, informal or rock garden. You can expect to see Dodecatheon grow to an approximate height and spread of 10-50cm (4-20”).

How to plant Dodecatheon


Dodecatheon are best planted in moist soil of loam, chalk, clay or sand within an acidic, alkaline or neutral PH balance, thriving in a position of full sun or part shade. Site in an area close to moisture such as a water feature or pond. Dig a hole that is as wide and deep as the root ball and water thoroughly to settle in place.

How to care for Dodecatheon


Dodecatheon are low maintenance and easy to care for. Apply a thick layer of mulch every spring to keep the soil moist and to suppress weeds. Keep the soil moist, especially during periods of dry weather.

How to propagate Dodecatheon


It is possible to propagate Dodecatheon by seed sown in pots once the seed is ripe or alternatively by division during the spring.

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