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.
Native to Europe, Asia. Charming plant that reaches 2 to 8 in. high, blooming in late winter or early ...
Native from the Pacific coast to the Rocky Mountains and into Southwest desert sky islands. Since pion...
From Europe. Grows 1 to 1 1/2 ft. high, 2 ft. wide, with elliptical, medium green, silver-spotted leav...