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Lewisia cotyledon var. cotyledon

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Lewisia cotyledon var. cotyledon
Lewisia cotyledon var. cotyledon

Species Name: Lewisia cotyledon var. cotyledon
Common Name: Cliff Maids

This perennial grows wild at high altitudes. Wonderful in rock gardens. Needs some summer water. Give afternoon shade in inland gardens.

Plant Family: Portulacaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1' H x 1' W
Growth Habit: Rosettes
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Coast: full sun; Inland: part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Infrequent to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 7000'
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Pink/White
Distribution: Klamath Range, High Cascade Range
Natural Habitat: Rocky, sandy slopes, subalpine forests between 400' and 7000'


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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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