Helpful Gardening Tips
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Shooting Star Plant is a beauty to behold
Shooting Star is a native plant grown in the wild in many parts of North America. The plant produces bright pink flowers that will catch your eyes whenever you come across them.
This plant is a beauty to behold and has attracted people who have domesticated it on their farms. The plant comes from a primrose family and has many notable names like Pride of Ohio, American cowslip, and Eastern shooting star, to mention but a few.
Here are some tips for growing a successful shooting star plant
A suitable environment for growing the plant
The plant grows well in early spring when the temperatures are optimum and the soil is moist.
The lace-shaped pink leaves grow to 6 inches long and 2.5 inches wide, giving it a stunning appearance.
In late spring, the plant becomes dormant because the conditions are unfavorable for its growth.
Soils condition for growing the plant
The plant generally grows in many parts of the United States with minimum care. However, for better results when planting it on your land, you will need to choose soil that is slightly acidic with a pH value ranging from 6.8.
Planting in slightly acidic soil will facilitate its faster growth, considering it takes approximately two months to mature between May and June. The shooting star plant blossoms well in the clay soil environment and in forests under tree molds.
Shooting Star performs well in zones 4 through 8
The plant is thought to perform well in the USDA growing zones 4 and 5,6,7,8, where the results have been impressive. The Midwestern, Northeastern, and Southeastern US regions are the most notable areas with such conditions.
With such favorable environments, the plant grows between one and three feet to reach maturity.
How the shooting star plant is used in landscaping
Because of its beautiful nature and aesthetic value, many people have begun to grow the shooting start plant because it aids in conserving the environment. People grow it because of its ornament beauty, especially when it thrives during the spring season.
Its fibrous root system ensures that the soil is held together and reduces the chances of soil erosion. The shooting start plant was an essential plant to the Greeks as they worshiped it, saying the gods catered for it. Though not scientifically proven, the flowers from the plant were thought to help women during pregnancy.