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Lewisia cotyledon

Lewisia cotyledon

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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

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