Lewisia


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lewisia

(luːˈɪsɪə)
n
(Plants) any of various perennial herbs of the genus Lewisia of the family Portulacaceae, which are native to western North America and which have pink or white flowers
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Noun1.lewisia - genus of western North American low-growing herbs having linear woolly leaves and large pink flowersLewisia - genus of western North American low-growing herbs having linear woolly leaves and large pink flowers
caryophylloid dicot genus - genus of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers
family Portulacaceae, Portulacaceae, purslane family - family of usually succulent herbs; cosmopolitan in distribution especially in Americas
Lewisia cotyledon, siskiyou lewisia - evergreen perennial having a dense basal rosette of long spatula-shaped leaves and panicles of pink or white-and-red-striped or pink-purple flowers; found on cliffs and in rock crevices in mountains of southwestern Oregon and northern California
bitterroot, Lewisia rediviva - showy succulent ground-hugging plant of Rocky Mountains regions having deep to pale pink flowers and fleshy farinaceous roots; the Montana state flower
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A DRY stone wall, especially if it's northfacing, will not only provide nooks and crannies for insects, amphibians and small mammals to nest, overwinter and hide but it's the perfect home for displaying groundhugging rockery plants like lewisia, aubrieta, saxifrage and sempervivum.
I personally love the alpines which give plenty of colour, including phlox, aubrieta, lewisia and armeria, but if you are a sucker for succulents such as houseleeks (sempervivum) make sure your drainage is good or they won't last the course.
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And don't be without pillarbox red Lewisia, or the rosette-shaped saxifrages, of which there are dozens.
Onion Peak - In the northern Coast Range, the basalt outcrop of Onion Peak supports an extraordinary and ecologically isolated array of rare plants, including Saddle Mountain saxifrage (Saxifraga hitchcockiana), wandering daisy (Erigeron peregrinus), rosy lewisia (Lewisia columbiana var rupicola), Saddle Mountain bittercress (Cardamine pattersonii), frigid shooting star (Dodecatheon austrofrigidum), Flett's groundsel (Senecio flettii) and queen-of-the forest (Filipendula occidentalis).
Another good plant on my raised bed is the Lewisia Ashwood Carousel which was in flower in March and should continue having bursts of flower right through until l ate autumn.
LEWISIA This pint-sized perennial is ideal for the rock garden, scree bed or even cracks between paving slabs, where it will have the good drainage it needs.
Here a few names to tempt you: arenaria, campanula, dianthus, gentiana, hepatica, Lewisia, penstemon, primula, thymus and saxifraga.
A FAMOUS rock star in gardening circles is Lewisia cotyledon.
The species, popular today, is Lewisia cotyledon, an evergreen alpine that likes acid soil.