Lewisia (Lewisia cotyledon)

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Lewisia cotyledon var. alba

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

Many bright and shining faces in July.

Garden Tours:  Valleylynn, Lynn SmithGarden Tours: Valleylynn, Lynn Smith
November 12, 2011

Let's take a trip this week to Oregon and visit the lovely gardens created by Lynn Smith and her husband, Cliff. It's always fun to step out of our own climate to see what grows well in another, and sometimes it's even more fun to see what our climates have in common. You are going to love what you see!

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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C. Date: 2017-07-10Many bright and shining faces in July.
By HemNorth
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2010-07-18
By Joy
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Location: Lincolnshire, England, UKDate: May 31, 2008 3:32 AMWhite Lewisia
By okus
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Location: My garden in Gent, BelgiumDate: 2010-04-27
By bonitin
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Location: Lincolnshire, England, UKDate: May 31, 2008 3:32 AMPink Lewisia
By okus
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2007-05-04
By Joy
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Location: Lincolnshire, England, UKDate: May 12, 2008 Orange Lewisia
By okus
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Location: Kalama, Wa.Date: 2009-10-08
By Joy
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C. Date: 2017-10-09Blooming from June into October!
By HemNorth
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2010-05-14
By Joy
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2008-05-23
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2008-05-23
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2006-08-18
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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: 2008-03-07
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2008-03-07
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2008-05-10
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