Lewisia 'Rainbow'

Common Name:
Plant Type:
Succulent perennial
Portulacaceae (The Purslane Family)
Geographic Origin:
California Native?:
Plant Size:
to 8 inches
Landscape/Garden Uses:
rock gardens
Flowering Season:
Spring and summer
Flower Color:
Various Colors
Light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate to occasional watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less
This Lewisia seed strain produces single to semi-double blossoms that range in color from white through pink, yellow and salmon shades to reddish purple. Crowns of spatula shaped to cylindrical leaves carry umbrella-like flower clusters above the foliage in spring and early summer (also sometimes in fall, in coastal climates). Sun or light shade near the coast, light shade inland, with perfectly drained soil dressed with gravel around the crowns of older plants, and watering only when dry. Hardy to 0 degrees F. or below.