Is Lewisia cotyledon a succulent?
Lewisia is one of those plants that breaks your heart. Named for Meriwether Lewis, Lewisias are succulent plants native to the mountains on the West Coast. The variety commonly available at nurseries is Lewisia cotyledon ‘Sunset Strain’.
Where is the best place to plant Lewisia?
Growing lewisia: Grow in full sun in well-drained, deep soil. The soil mix should contain at least 50 percent sharp sand for perfect drainage. Surround the base of the plant with rock chips to prevent rot; Lewisias prefer sites with abundant spring moisture followed by a dry, cool summer.
Do Lewisia plants spread?
Some Lewisia plants have flowers that are altogether white. The flowers bloom in clusters atop long, fleshy stalks (from ground level to the flower tops, the plants stand about 8 inches tall). The plants can spread by having a “mother plant” send out babies (what horticulturists term “offsets”) directly from itself.