General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 10 inches
Plant Spread: 12 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: This plant does best in hot summer climates in planted where it will get afternoon shade.
Flowers: Showy
Other: Will repeat bloom if spent blooms are removed.
Flower Color: Orange
Pink
Red
White
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Alpine Gardening
Uses: Groundcover
Medicinal Herb
Vegetable
Edible Parts: Roots
Eating Methods: Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Tolerates dry shade
Drought tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Common names
  • Lewisia
  • Cliff Maids
  • Siskiyou Bitterroot
  • Broadleaf Lewisia
  • Siskiyou Bitter-root
  • Siskiyou Lewisia
Also sold as:
  • Lewisia cotyledon var. alba

Photo Gallery
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C. 
Date: 2017-07-10
Many bright and shining faces in July.
Location: Pacific Northwest
Date: 2011-05-18
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2010-07-18
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Date: 2021-03-25

Date: 2016-04-23
Location: Pacific Northwest
Date: 2011-05-18
Location: Pacific Northwest
Date: 2009-08-22
Location: Akureyri Botanical Garden, Iceland
Date: 2011-08-03
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2013-10-12
Still blooming the middle of October.
Location: Pacific Northwest
Date: 2011-05-18
Location: Lincolnshire, England, UK
Date: May 31, 2008 3:32 AM
White Lewisia
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: May 2021
Lewisia 'Rainbow Mix'
Location: Hamilton Square Perennial Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2015-04-02
Lewisia (Lewisia cotyledon) Zone 9b 2015-04-02
Location: My garden in Gent, Belgium
Date: 2010-04-27
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2007-05-04
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Location: Hortus Botanicus Akureyensis - Akureya - Iceland
Date: 2019-07-29
Unknown cultivar
Location: Lincolnshire, England, UK
Date: May 31, 2008 3:32 AM
Pink Lewisia

Date: 2017-03-24
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C. 
Date: 2017-10-09
Blooming from June into October!
Location: Akureyri Botanical Garden, Iceland
Date: 2011-08-03
Location: Hortus Botanicus Akureyensis - Akureya - Iceland
Location: Pacific Northwest
Date: 2003-06-05

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Location: Lincolnshire, England, UK
Date: May 12, 2008 
Orange Lewisia
Location: Hamilton Square Perennial Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2015-06-04
This has been blooming nonstop since March! Zone 9b.
Location: Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2009-10-08
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2006-08-18
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Location: Hortus Botanicus Akureyensis - Akureya - Iceland
Date: 2019-07-29
Unknown cultivar
Location: Hortus Botanicus Akureyensis - Akureya - Iceland
Date: 2019-07-29
Cultivars
Location: Hortus Botanicus Akureyensis - Akureya - Iceland
Date: 2019-07-29
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2008-05-10
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Location: Hortus Botanicus Akureyensis - Akureya - Iceland
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2010-05-14
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Location: Hamilton Square Perennial Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2015-03-19
Here you can a series of buds that will provide a lengthy floweri
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2008-05-23
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2007-06-28
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2008-05-23
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Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Feb 19, 2010
Fasciated lewisia cotyledon
Location: Salem Hard Plant Society Annual Fall Sale, Rickreal, Oregon
Date: Sep 15, 2012
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2008-03-07
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2008-03-07
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Plant Events from our members
CarolineScott On March 19, 2018 Seeds sown
Winter sowed several colours and mix onto vermiculite top layer in pots.
dnrevel On August 10, 2021 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
dnrevel On May 27, 2021 Transplanted
Planted in front yard succulent garden area.
dnrevel On March 30, 2021 Obtained plant
Purchased from local nursery, Turners
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