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