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Lewisia cotyledon

Lewisia cotyledon

Partial Shade
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

35cm

Max

30cm

20cm

Min

15cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Lewisia cotyledon Overview

This species produces an evergreen rosette of succulent foliage. The plants can be difficult to grow, but are well worth the challenge, they produce beautiful flowers with a rosette-forming habit. The flowers are pink to purple. Grow in semi-shade with well drained, humus-rich, neutral to acidic soil. They are suitable alpine houses, rock gardens, containers and greenhouses. The evergreen perennial has flat rosettes of spoon-shaped or inversely lance-shaped, dark green leaves. From spring to summer it produces compact panicles of many open funnel-shaped, paler and darker striped, usually pinkish purple, sometimes white, cream, yellow or apricot.

Common problems with Lewisia cotyledon

How to propagate Lewisia cotyledon

Seed

You can propagate herbaceous species from seed in spring or autumn. Evergreen species from seed in spring or offsets in summer. Seed of L.cotyledon hybrids may not come true.

Other uses of Lewisia cotyledon

Rock garden, container, walls