Lewisia, Cliff Maids, Siskiyou Lewisia, Siskiyou Bitterroot
Lewisia cotyledon 'Magenta'

Family: Portulacaceae
Genus: Lewisia (lew-ISS-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: cotyledon (kot-EE-lee-don) (Info)
Cultivar: Magenta

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Blue-Green

Succulent

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

8.6 to 9.0 (strongly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Castro Valley, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 4, 2005, hanna1 from Castro Valley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Succulent dark green leaves, 1"wide bright pink fragrant flowers on thin 8"-10"H. Native to the West Coast. Adapted to dryer Summer. Needs good drainage. Keep in container or in cracks of a rock wall. Can get damaged in Winter, it is better to grow it in its pot in the ground, and either cover it or bring it in to the greenhouse in Winter, overwatering it will cause root rot and kill it. It does get seeds but I don't know how succesful one might be in propagation.