Rock Gardens forum: Plants that rock 2016

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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Jun 9, 2016 8:41 AM CST
Lewisias are some of my favorites.
This one is a hybrid called Sunset.
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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Jun 9, 2016 9:08 AM CST
I love Lewisia!!! But I will no longer grow them. No matter what I do they never survive.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Jun 9, 2016 8:28 PM CST
They don't survive the winter?
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
Jun 9, 2016 9:55 PM CST
Hurray!
I'm happy to see a new thread--Great title!
Thank you Caroline!!

Lewisias don't do real well for me either--I think it's way too hot, sunny, and dry for them in the summer here --of course, I planted them in sand/gravel all worried about the winter wet thing, but my winter is essentially frozen and my summer is brutal. I have three left that are technically still alive after three years. One bloomed this spring, the one that is in more shade from other plants and probably has a cooler root-run under a big rock; the other two did hydrate back up, and green up, but didn't bloom and now we are already into the high 90's and broke 100 the other day and they look like they are headed back into their 'summer leather' state.
I suppose I could/should move them and care for them better (but my list is kinda shamefully long these days *Blush* )

I am loving on my daphnes though Lovey dubby
here's some
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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Jun 9, 2016 10:20 PM CST
Nice dirt!
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Garden Ideas: Level 2
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jvdubb
Jun 10, 2016 7:41 AM CST
Lewisia rots over the winter/early spring every year no matter how I have it planted.

Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
Jun 13, 2016 9:10 PM CST

part of the 'new project' this year...
I successfully smothered this little plant by letting more aggressive plants take over...trying again
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Jul 17, 2016 10:42 AM CST
Had off and on luck, had a small area that I removed the soil and replaced it with 40% sand 40% pea gravel and 20% of my "special" compost...did that to about a a depth of 6-9 inches (special only that I made the compost : )). They have done relatively well for the past 4-5 years. They are a spectacular plants; when the light hits them they really illuminate! I have tried, off and on for years, but it wasn't until I changed the soil that I was able to have some sucess .
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian Bulbs Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lilies
Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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CarolineScott
Jul 17, 2016 6:46 PM CST
Those are beautiful!
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Jul 18, 2016 10:13 AM CST
CarolineScott said:Those are beautiful!

Thanks, I really enjoy them

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