Small magenta flowers in open clusters above rosettes of distinctively fleshy evergreen leaves which are almost round in cross section. Some forms have very glaucous foliage. Thrives in sun or partial shade. Prefers a free root-run, ideally in an alpine house plunge or scree bed.
Position: In the wild, evergreen Lewisias are frequently found growing vertically in shady rocky crevices, where the roots can reach moisture, but where the collar of the plant remains perfectly drained. If possible, a similar position should be found in the garden, where their natural habitat can be simulated. A well-drained soil is preferred, slightly on the acid side, and once established they will grow happily on any crevice where they can gain a foothold. Lewisias are very frost hardy. They are ideal plants for the alpine house or cold greenhouse, where, protected from the elements, they will flower to perfection.
Maintenance: Remove old flowers when stalks have dried.
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United Kingdom (England, Wales, Mainland Scotland, Scottish Islands, Scottish Highlands, Isle of Wight, Northern Ireland, Isles of Scilly), Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Ireland, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden