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Lewisia Sunset Strain

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Species Name: Lewisia Sunset Strain
Common Name: Sunset Strain Cliff Maids

This Lewisia has flowers in "sunset" shades of deep pink-orange May through September. Small rosettes of fleshy leaves resemble a succulent. A nice addition to a rock garden or small perennial border.

Plant Family: Portulacaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 6-10" H x 6-12" W
Growth Habit: Rosettes
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Infrequent to occasional
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Summer/Fall
Flower Color: Deep pink-orange
Distribution: Selected for the garden
Natural Habitat: Selected for the garden

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Other Names
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
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