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 CharacteristicsOne 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.
CareGrow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, sharply drained soil and full sun to light shade. Protect from winter moisture.
PropagationRemove offsets in early summer.
ProblemsRust, stem rot, snails, slugs, aphids, and mealybugs.
- Genus : Lewisia
- Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
- Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
- Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
- Uses : Containers
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Light : Partial Shade
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Flower Color : Pink, White
- Bloom Time : Spring
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest