Lewisia, Cliff Maids, Siskiyou Lewisia, Siskiyou Bitterroot
Lewisia cotyledon 'Sunset Strain'

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

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Coral/Apricot

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Non-patented

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

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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).