Lewisia (Lewisii spp.) isn’t a plant I’ve come across very often here in Calgary, so I was absolutely delighted last week when I spotted a couple of specimens in bloom in the William Reader Rock Garden. If my own rock garden ever happens, there will be more than a couple of these beauties tucked in. Do you grow them?
I have grown them in the past and fancy some more.
I can definitely see why! They’re lovely! 🙂
No Sheryl. Can’t say we ever have. Cute though.
They are sweet little things.
OH- I think I was at that park before and loved it!
It is an amazing place! I had only been there once before, years ago – I’m not sure why I haven’t spent countless hours there….
I have 5 in differenty colors in pots on the wallof my house.They are beautiful
I can imagine they are gorgeous!
Yes, I have grown them and they are so pretty. Mine succumbed quite quickly to the damp, unfortunately. I thought the drainage was good enough as I had planted them in a high grit content compost. I read that in damp areas they are better when planted in a vertical situation like a stone wall with a small soil pocket. I hope that makes sense! I might also try keeping them in a covered area like a greenhouse.
They’re used to dry mountain soils, I suppose…that makes sense. As you say, they probably would fare better as a vertical planting in a stone wall. The garden I found these in is entirely terraced with large stones and the drainage seems to be superb. A greenhouse setting might work nicely, as well!