Lewisia cotyledon
‘Sunset Strain’

Lewisia cotyledon Sunset StrainLewisia cotyledon Sunset Strain
Gorgeous in flower, this perennial jewel of the Pacific Northwest is also extremely hardy, long blooming and low maintenance if you provide it with a happy home. From a burst of bloom in May, it continues to deliver a succession of flower clusters to September in a radiant range of sunset colors (apricot pink, soft tangerine and soft yellow) - all lovely. Held atop sturdy 6” stems, the 1” flowers are held in radiating clusters above an attractive succulent 5" green rosette that develops into a considerable mound with time. Deeply tap-rooted, Lewisia benefits from some dryness, so all you have to do is plant them in a clay pot with some gravel added or stick them in the cracks of a rock wall (they love that) or enjoy them in a well-drained rock garden. That's not asking much, eh? Though they say not to, I give them a little bit of compost every year (I can't resist!) and they bloom even more - hee-hee!
Lewisia cotyledon Sunset Strain
Lewisia cotyledon Sunset Strain


A.M. Shade(inland)
Avg./Low Water
USDA zones 4-10