Dodecatheon clevelandii Greene
Primulaceae (Primrose Family)
USDA Symbol: DOCL
A colony-forming perennial with basal rosettes of broad, rounded, light-green leaves subtending a 1 ft., naked flowering stem. Two to sixteen, magenta to white cyclamen-like flowers nod in clusters from the top of the stem. Four or five showy petals are swept backward, and the beak-like dark stamens and stigma shoot forward and downward.
This plant is dormant by midsummer.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr
Native Distribution: S. CA & adj. Mex.
Native Habitat: Cismontane grassy slopes & flats
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: Circumneutral (pH 6.8-7.2)
Soil Description: Well-drained, nutrient-rich soils; moist in winter & spring.
Conditions Comments: This plant is dormant by mid-summer.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Bumble Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
PropagationDescription: Propagate by root division or seed. Plant seeds preferably in fall. Seedlings take four or more years to mature and flower. Rootstocks should be divided in fall, making sure each piece has as least one bud.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: No treatment is necessary.
Commercially Avail: yes
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Dodecatheon clevelandii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Dodecatheon clevelandii in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff