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Name: Marti Nelson
96 Royal Lane Somerset, KY 4 (Zone 6b)
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marti
Jan 19, 2012 9:24 PM CST
Hey, everyone! I got 2 new babies. Cost $6.00 ea. There are several other colors I'd love to have, but can't afford right now.
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Tag reads: Lewisia Rainbow cotylsdon hybrids.
What do you think?
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 20, 2012 7:15 AM CST

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Hi Marti, those are lovely Lewisia you have there. Where did you get them from? Is this the first time you've grown them?
Name: Marti Nelson
96 Royal Lane Somerset, KY 4 (Zone 6b)
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marti
Jan 20, 2012 12:04 PM CST
First time I've ever seen them, so yes will be my first time growing them. I'm on pins and needles!!! I got them at a local nursery called Green Thumb Nursery.They said they will be getting more in I hope so as I want to get more colors.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 20, 2012 2:08 PM CST

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They are amazing plants for sure. I have a number of different species of Lewisia and love every one of them. : )
The two you are showing above and Lewisia cotyledon, probably the easiest ones to grow.
Here is one of mine.
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Name: Marti Nelson
96 Royal Lane Somerset, KY 4 (Zone 6b)
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marti
Jan 20, 2012 3:14 PM CST
I like it!! Drooling
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 20, 2012 3:42 PM CST

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Mine are all about 10 years old now. They are very long lived and sometimes bloom twice a year, in late spring and in the fall if weather is right. : )
Here is one that the blooms start out almost red with color over time fading to a bright pink.
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Name: Marti Nelson
96 Royal Lane Somerset, KY 4 (Zone 6b)
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marti
Jan 21, 2012 2:37 PM CST
How big of a pot should I put them in? They are in 4 inch pots right now. It looks like just one plant in ea pot.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 21, 2012 6:17 PM CST

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The more room you give them, the better/larger they will grow. Thumbs up
Name: Marti Nelson
96 Royal Lane Somerset, KY 4 (Zone 6b)
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marti
Jan 22, 2012 11:11 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 23, 2012 8:50 AM CST

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You'll have to keep us updated on their progress. : )
Name: Marti Nelson
96 Royal Lane Somerset, KY 4 (Zone 6b)
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marti
Jan 23, 2012 5:45 PM CST
How deep a pot should I use? I found this old copper pan that is 2-3 inches deep and 12 inches around. I thought it would make a good planter for some succulents. I can drill holes in the bottom for drainage.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 23, 2012 6:16 PM CST

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Hmmm, not sure that is deep enough for the Lewisia. It may be okay though. Just make sure it is a very fast draining soil.
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Sherri
Jan 23, 2012 10:07 PM CST
I've been collecting copper pans to do much the same thing this year with semps. Would you up the mix ratio to half grit half potting soil or even more in such a shallow pan to get great drainage? Found one pot that is an old miner's sieve with a fine mesh bottom but DH is not happy to devote that one to the semp cause.
The lewisia look great Marti!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 24, 2012 9:18 AM CST

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As long as your mix drains fast, and the container ins not sitting in a way that soil underneath keeps it from draining fast, the same recipe you use for your semps will work for the Lewisia.

I can't wait to see your photos Sherri and Marti. Thumbs up
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Stush2019
Jan 24, 2012 3:55 PM CST
Wait. I thought copper is toxic to plants. The copper oxide is not good and is a know tree killer. Ever heard of pounding copper nails into a tree to kill it.
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Sherri
Jan 24, 2012 10:42 PM CST
Oops...... really?
Name: Marti Nelson
96 Royal Lane Somerset, KY 4 (Zone 6b)
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marti
Jan 25, 2012 12:59 AM CST
Will check into that!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Jan 26, 2012 11:12 AM CST

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I didn't know that. But I've planted in copper before and didn't have any trouble. Blinking
Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Jan 26, 2012 11:18 AM CST
Lynn, Playing with fire. You lucked out so far. The oxide of copper is deadly to plants. Maybe if painted with a good water proof paint or something?
Seattle WA. Zone 7
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Sherri
Jan 26, 2012 12:07 PM CST
A random google search had one person talking about using the same primer that is used in automotive undercoating for the inside of the pot.
Not sure how easy that is to buy or use.
Do you think the difference is that most pots have some sort of inner clear coating anyway versus a more raw form of copper?

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