Bitter-Root (Lewisia 'Little Plum')

Trade name information:
Series: Little
Cultivar name: 'Little Plum'
Common names:
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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 2-5 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Vegetable
Edible Parts: Roots
Eating Methods: Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2014-06-07 6:33 pm. It likes a little pea gravel at its base.
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By Calif_Sue
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2016-05-02 11:20 am. Begins with an Apricot colour and graduates to a Pink.
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2015-04-29 5:46 pm. What treasures lie in these tight buds.
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Location: TwispDate: 2016-05-17
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Location:  Indiana  zone 5Date: 2015-04-9early spring
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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2006-05-12
By zuzu
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2008-06-11
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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2013-04-13
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Date: 2013-04-22
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Date: 2013-04-22
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Date: 2013-04-22
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Date: 2013-04-22
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Location: Taken at Annie's Annuals NurseryDate: 2014-05-08
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Location: Taken at Annie's Annuals NurseryDate: 2014-05-08
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Location: Taken at Annie's Annuals NurseryDate: 2014-05-08
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-05-25
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Location: Scarborough, ONDate: 2018-05-28Year 2
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Comments:
Posted by SunnyBorders (Aurora, Ontario - Zone 5b) on Apr 25, 2013 7:06 PM

A pretty little alpine/rock garden plant for which some say average border conditions are lethal.

I've had them growing for numbers of years in two perennial borders, locating them close to the edge of a brick path (good drainage).

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