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Lewisia 'Elise'
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Lewisia 'Elise'

Lewisia cotyledon
A breakthrough in breeding from Holland, 'Elise' blooms the first year from seed. Shades of pastel pink, rose, salmon, orange, white, and yellow, plus striking bicolor flowers, create a tapestry of unexpected beauty. Provide sharply drained soils. Picture perfect in a terracotta pot, where it will bloom all season long.
SKU #S1025
$4.50
Details
Approximate Seeds Per Packet
16
Lifecycle
Perennial
Perennial Hardiness Zone
3,
4,
5,
6,
7,
8
Mature Size
6-8" h x 8" w
Sun
Full sun to partial shade
Soil
Regular, well-drained
Season
Spring to fall
Color
Mix of pastel pink, rose, salmon, orange, white and yellow
Features
Great for containers
Notable
Fleuroselect Gold Medal Winner
SOWING INSTRUCTIONS
Depth:
Surface sow and press in.
Sprout Time:
21-28 days
Starting Indoors:
Start indoors in January to early February. Keep at 65-70°F. If no germination after 4 weeks, move to 24-39°F for 4-6 weeks, then 41-53°F for irregular germination. Blooms the first year from seed.
Starting Outdoors:
Not recommended.
WHEN TO SET OUTSIDE
After last frost.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Great in clay pots placed away from hot western exposures, Lewisia is an alpine flower that requires moderate temperatures and prefers regions where summer nights cool down. Set plants in rock gardens with sharply drained sandy or gravely soils with the crowns 1" above the top of the soil level to prevent rot. Mulch with gravel or stone chips. Offsets can be detached and rooted in summer for more of these lovely alpines.
Final Spacing:
8"
Water Requirements:
Medium Water Use
Watering Details:
1" per week is plenty; water when soil becomes noticeably dry down 2" down into pot. Somewhat drought tolerant when established.
Soil pH:
Not particular about pH
Fertilizer:
Mix in 1-2 inches of compost prior to planting or potting up. Top-dress every spring with an additional inch.
Diseases & Pests:
Prevent slug and snail damage by sprinkling some diatomaceous earth or crushed eggshells on the soil surrounding the plants.