Lewisia cotyledon 'MOUNTAIN DREAMS'

Lewisia cotyledon
Lewisia cotyledon 'MOUNTAIN DREAMS'
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SIZE/TYPE low or groundcovering
USUAL HEIGHT 0.1-0.1m
USUAL WIDTH 0.2-0.4m
LEAVES evergreen broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS ++různobarevné:white a orange a purple red
BLOOMING TIME May - September
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 6   (down to -23°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Perennials
Evergreen broadleaf
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LewisiaMountain Dreams is a variety forming thick rosettes of symmetrically layered evergreen leaves which resemble large-leaved houseleeks. From beneath the leaves rise short but sturdy stems with sprays of numerous flowers. They are about 2 cm across, and of rich shades of striking colours like carmine red, purple pink, magenta, orange, and even combinations of multi-coloured stripes including white. Flowering is profuse and begins in late April, if the spring is nice and warm, and continues throughout the summer until the first cold days of autumn.

Lewisia needs gritty, free-draining soil. The best place is on top of a rock garden, or in the crevices of a retaining wall. Its thick, fleshy root grows at least 10 cm deep where it searches for nutrients. So make sure that the lower level (5cm downward) is a mixture of good compost and sharp sand, while the top layer will be only sand or sharp gravel to keep the root neck from rotting. You can provide a little bit of slow-release fertilizer in the spring. If the plant you just purchased is grown in peat substrate get rid of it gently in a bucket of water. Hardy to about -25°C (USDA zone 6), perhaps a couple of degrees lower.

Last update 17-05-2016
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  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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