This Lewisia blooms profusely in sunset shades of yellow, peach, salmon, orange and pink. They look like brightly colored bouquets above their evergreen rosette of leaves. They do best in cool rock garden setting, with excellent drainage. They also work well in alpine gardens or troughs, rock crevices and bolder walls, scree beds and containers with some gravel mixed with the soil. They are not happy in high humidity and appreciate some afternoon shade in warmer climates. Plant one soon and watch the butterflies come. Combines well with alpine penstemon and blue creeping phlox.
Bright flowers bloom in every shade of a sunset
The blossoms attract butterflies by the scores
Winner of a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit
Drought tolerant when established
Perfect for tough sites like rock walls
Native to Oregon and California where they are found on rocky embankments.
While Lewisia is an American native this seed strain comes from Inshriach Alpine Nursery nestled in the Cairngorm Mountains of the Highlands of Scotland.
Lewisia will not tolerate poor drainage. If you make sure your site is well drained you will have very little extra maintenance.