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

Lewisia cotyledon

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

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

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)

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Magenta (pink-purple)

Coral/Apricot

Gold (yellow-orange)

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

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 is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Carlsbad, California

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

Pasco, 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).

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