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 cotyledon
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.
From Europe. Leaves have no obvious stems. Elegant plant to 1 ft. tall,1 1/2 ft.wide, blooming Christm...
From Greece, Asia Minor. Grows 2 to 8 in. tall, blooming in early spring. Blooms a bit later than ...
Native to northern California, southern Oregon. To about 1 ft. high, 10 in. wide. Rosettes of narrow, ...