Lewisia cotyledon

Lewisia cotyledon

Photo/Illustration: 
Burl L. Mostul
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(Lewisia cotyledon)
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Genus:  Lewisia
Lewisia cotyledon is an evergreen perennial of incredible beauty and well-balanced proportions. Fleshy leaves emerge in flat rosettes of spoon-shaped dark green leaves. Funnel-shaped flowers to 1 inch across are borne in compact panicles. The true species has candy-striped pink flowers. Hybrids bloom in shades from white to magenta.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  One of the most popular species of Lewisia . Very easy to grow. If kept moist, hybrids will bloom two to four times during the growing season.
Care:  Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, sharply drained soil and full sun to light shade. Protect from winter moisture.
Propagation:  Remove offsets in early summer.
Problems:  Rust, stem rot, snails, slugs, aphids, and mealybugs.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Light
Part Shade Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Characteristics
Native,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
Pink Flower,
Purple/Lavender Flower,
White Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point
Style
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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