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Lewisia cotyledon

To swap with Frank Collins

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Need potting from existing plants

Pot Size
0.4 litres

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Plant Finder: about Lewisia cotyledon

Description

Lewisia cotyledon. This species produces an evergreen rosette of succulent foliage. The plants can be difficult to grow, but are well worth the challenge, they produce beautiful flowers with a rosette-forming habit. The flowers are pink to purple. Grow in semi-shade with well drained, humus-rich, neutral to acidic soil. They are suitable alpine houses, rock gardens, containers and greenhouses. The evergreen perennial has flat rosettes of spoon-shaped or inversely lance-shaped, dark green leaves. From spring to summer it produces compact panicles of many open funnel-shaped, paler and darker striped, usually pinkish purple, sometimes white, cream, yellow or apricot.

Cultivation

Grow them in a cool climate with full sun or partial-shade in warm climates with excellent drainage, You can propagate herbaceous species from seed in spring or autumn, and evergreen species from seed in spring or offsets in summer.

Interest and use

Rock garden, container, walls

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Lewisia cotyledon | Wrexham, LL11 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilChalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterDry

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    I have some plants ready as we are re doing our flower beds at the moment
    However if you have Stipa Gigantea or Viburnum Bonariensis I would be interested.

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