Named for Meriwether Lewis, this attractive, succulent, rock garden plant is native to No. California and So. Oregon at higher elevations, typically on or near granite outcrops. The frost hardy plants form evergreen rosettes that slowly increase by year, approx. 8 - 10” tall by a foot or so wide. This strain of flowers may be yellow to pink, held about 6” above the foliage.
Lewisias need very good, sharp drainage, are heavy feeders, and love a granite rock mulch. They like to be grown sideways, in rock walls, where their crown can drain any moisture away. Plant somewhat high in a fast draining mix and feed every now and then. Morning sun, afternoon shade is best inland. Water as you would any succulent, sparingly, and keep the crown high and dry.