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Lewisia longipetala 'Little Peach'

Family: Portulacaceae
Genus: Lewisia (lew-ISS-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: longipetala (lon-jee-PET-uh-luh) (Info)
Cultivar: Little Peach

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Alpines and Rock Gardens

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive ms_greenjeans On May 28, 2010, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

Love, love, love this little plant. I had never heard of it before. Bought some late last summer; did a little research, dug out a pretty big hole and poured in some cactus potting mix, and apparently Little Peach is happy there next to a big sedum. Her location is fairly sheltered from the afternoon sun. I have never watered or fertilized or anything else--she just likes to be left alone. She started blooming in mid-April and is still going strong. This is a very charming plant, and one that you don't see too often here in Minnesota.
Update - I pulled off blooms/stems as they died off, and this plant kept blooming until mid-summer.


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

Richmond, California
Hopkins, Minnesota
Kalama, Washington

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