General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
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
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Alpine Gardening
Uses: Groundcover
Medicinal Herb
Edible Parts: Roots
Eating Methods: Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
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

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

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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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