This pure white form is rare and very desirable. Flowers can be smaller, but selected forms are equally as large as the type species, and very striking. The foliage is deciduous. Strictly for the alpine house, ideally plunged in sand. Watering can begin again in October, and is very gradually increased until March/April when the rosette increases rapidly in preparation for flowering. Keep a close watch for greenfly and spray with systemic insecticide.
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.
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