Beautiful plants for rock gardens, collections of alpine plants. Often difficult to grow. All need excellent drainage; plant with fine gravel around crowns. Of the many offered by specialists, the ones listed here are outstanding.Lewisia columbiana
From Oregon and Washington. Pink and white flowers emerge in airy sprays from an 8-in. rosette of narrow leaves.
Native to northern California, southern Oregon. To about 1 ft. high, 10 in. wide. Rosettes of narrow, fleshy, evergreen leaves bear 10-in. stems topped by large, extremely showy clusters of 1-in. white or pink flowers often striped with rose or red. Blooms from spring to early summer. Lewisia cotyledon howellii is similar but has wavy-edged leaves and somewhat larger flowers. Prune out side growth to maintain air circulation around root crown. Can be grown in pots of fast-draining sterilized soil or growing mixes.
Native to wet places from the British Isles to Siberia and south to the Caucasus and Turkey. This long...
Native to moist places from the British Isles to Siberia, south to the Caucasus and Turkey; resents dr...
Low-growing shade lovers with quiet charm. In many kinds, foliage is attractively dappled with gray or...