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Lewisia tweedyi

Lewisia tweedyi

This evergreen perennial has broad, lance-shaped mid-green leaves  to 4 inches long, tinted with purple and borne in basal rosettes up to 18 inches in diameter. Open, funnel-shaped, pink-to-cream flowers to 3 inches across appear once in early spring.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsNative to Washington's Wenatchee Mountains. Very rare. Difficult to propagate.

CareSensitive to winter wet.

PropagationRemove offsets in early summer.

ProblemsRust, stem rot, snails, slugs, aphids, and mealybugs.

  • Genus : Lewisia
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink, White
  • Bloom Time : Spring
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
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