|'Heikneri Strain' |
|A 'Rainbow Mix' specimen |
|Marvellous color |
Our first specimen of this succulent plant with flowers held on stalks delighted us for several years in our rock garden, before finally disappearing. So on the occasion of a complete redo of the rock garden, we acquired a new plant of the 'Rainbow Mix' strain, followed by one from 'Heikneri' strain. I like 'm all, and look forward to trying different colors and forms. They never survive long in our garden, so I keep having to supplement with newly purchased or seed-grown plants.
|Curious black-pearl rim pattern on spent flowers, before seed development |
|Promisingly succulent as seedlings |
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog
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Visitors to this page have left the following comments
|irene wakeman||Nov 29, 2008||Lewisia should be planted on its side so the water doesn't rest in the rosette
just a suggestion|
Thanks Irene! I'll keep that in mind when I rearrange my rock garden next spring.
|Rosie Monaque||Aug 16, 2009||Very good site and lovely images of the plant i was researching!!!!!|
|Jeny||Nov 26, 2012||A che temperature sopravvive La Lewisia? |
Most sources say it is hardy to USDA zone 4 or 5, which means it should survive temperatures down to -20°F (-29°C). Some sources say it's hardy only to zone 6 (-10°F/-23°C).
|Jeanette||Sep 05, 2014||Just bought one, I had never heard of it. No rock garden to put it in, though.|
- Seed from '08 garden. Baggy 35F (16w; 71%G, 3-10w) - 70F (no G, 6d)
- Seed for var. howellii from NARGS '09/'10 exchange, cold-stored through summer. Baggy 35F (13w; 48%G, 3-10w)
Seed from '10 garden for "RG white". Baggy 35F (15w; 12%G, 8-12w) - 70F (74%G, 4-10d)
- Seed for 'Deep Reds' from NARGS '11/'12 exchange, cold-stored through summer. Baggy 35F (82%G, 15-64d)
- Same seed as above, cold-stored. Baggy 35F (13w; 76%G, 4-11w)
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