5 - 10 cm
late June - July
well drained, gritty
acid - neutral - alkaline
sensitive to winter wet, winter protection
screes and mountain meadows in NW-America, from Alaska south to California
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 late winter
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.