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Lewisia cotyledon (Siskiyou Lewisia)

Siskiyou Lewisia, Cliff Maids


Strikingly beautiful, Lewisia cotyledon (Siskiyou Lewisia) is an evergreen perennial forming a substantial rosette of fleshy, spoon-shaped dark green leaves. In late spring and summer, occasionally later, it is topped with lovely, open sprays of brightly colored, funnel-shaped flowers, up to 1 in. across (2.5 cm). Opening in succession, the flowers range from pale pink to deep magenta to vibrant yellow, salmon or orange, with each petal often shading between multiple colors. Very easy to grow, Lewisia is suitable for the rock garden, or in the crevices of a retaining wall.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 6-12 in. tall and wide (15-30 cm)
  • Thrives in full sun to light shade in moderately fertile, neutral to acid, well-drained soil. Drought tolerant once established. Protect from winter wet
  • Perfect choice for rock gardens or containers.
  • Watch for aphids, slugs, snails and rot.
  • Propagate by seed or offsets.
  • Native to southern Oregon and northern California.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Lewisia - Cliff Maids
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 6" – 1' (15cm – 30cm)
Spread 6" – 1' (15cm – 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Native Plants United States, California, Pacific Northwest, Oregon
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Lewisia - Cliff Maids
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 6" – 1' (15cm – 30cm)
Spread 6" – 1' (15cm – 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Native Plants United States, California, Pacific Northwest, Oregon
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden

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