Lewisia cotyledon

Broadleaf Lewisia, Bitter Root

Perfect for rock gardens, the flowers on these succulent perennials make a tidy but eye-catching show in spring. While prized by lovers of alpine plants, Lewisias have a tendency to rot. They need excellent drainage, and are well-suited to containers. Add fine gravel to the soil. Deciduous varieties need a drying out period after flowering, so water infrequently. Evergreen types need some shade. Sold in containers or start from seed.
Lewisia cotyledon, Broadleaf Lewisia, Bitter Root
One of the easiest to grow, their up to 1-inch-across flowers range from pink to red to apricot, plus bicolors.

Attributes - Lewisia cotyledon

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Early Summer

Flower Color: Pink, Red, White

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 8 in. to 1 ft.

Width: 8 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Dry Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Showy Flowers.

 
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