Lewisia, Cliff Maids, Truckee Bitter-root
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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Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Blue-Green

Aromatic

Smooth-Textured

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Richmond, California

Hopkins, Minnesota

Kalama, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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.