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Lewisia cotyledon 'Sunset Strain'

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

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13 members have or want this plant for trade.

Alpines and Rock Gardens

under 6 in. (15 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

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


Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive rose_gardenmom On Nov 2, 2014, rose_gardenmom from Boise, ID wrote:

The 'Sunset Strain' Lewisia hybrids are hardy and long-lived for me when grown in a rock retaining wall that receives some sun protection (shade cast from neighboring trees during the hottest part of the day).


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

Clayton, California
Fairfield, California
Forest Falls, California
Richmond, California
San Leandro, California
Boise, Idaho
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Rochester, New York
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Klamath Falls, Oregon
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Kalama, Washington
Seattle, Washington
Spokane, Washington
Vancouver, Washington
Vashon, Washington

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