Lewisia cotyledon 'Soranda'
10 - 15 cm
mixed colours in orange and pink shades
late June - July
well drained, gritty
acid - neutral
sensitive to winter wet, winter protection
garden variety, the species is native to mountains in California and Oregon.
Lewisia, is a small genus of 19 species in the family Montiaceae. They are alpine plants, all native to mountains in NW-America.
Seed - sown in January.
Seed is just covered and stored at 20°C (68°F) for 2-4 weeks and then stored refrigerated or outside for 4-6 weeks. Optimum germination temperature is 5-12°C (40-55°F).
Alpine plant that needs sharp drainage, preferably on a slope.