Lewisia

Lewisia cotyledon Sunset Strain (72 cells)

Cell Size: 72 cell tray. Depth 2.35". Volume (max. dry) cubic inches: 2.23
Recommended Finish Size: 1 gallon
Growing Media: Well-draining gritty, commercial media
Growing Temperature: 60-70 F (days) 50-60 F (nights)
Soil PH: 5.8-6.2
Soil EC: 0.6-0.9
Finish Time for Spring Sale: 8 - 10 weeks
Growing Info: Pinching not required.
Fertilizing: Constant liquid feed at low levels of 100 - 150 ppm N
Moisture Level: Grow plants on the dry side.
Watch for Pest and Disease: Slugs, root rot
Vernalization Requirements: Required for flowering.
Supplemental Lighting: Plants benefit with 14+ hours photoperiod.
Growth Regulators: Generally, not needed.
Day Length: Long Day
Other: None

SKU:4499

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Description

Description

This RHS-award-winning, Scottish-bred selection produces low, spreading clusters of succulent foliage. Sturdy stems of lovely, dainty, multi-petaled blooms rise 8 - 10”. The flowers appear in pure shades of red, pink, orange, yellow and occasionally white. First bloom time is May-June, with repeat flowering in late Summer-early Fall.

Lewisia is an American native named for Captain Meriwether Lewis. The Corp of Discovery (a.k.a. the Lewis & Clark expedition), commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson, collected the genus, called “bitterroot” by indigenous people, and brought it home for study.

Cultural Information

Cultural Information

Cell Size: 72 cell tray. Depth 2.35". Volume (max. dry) cubic inches: 2.23
Recommended Finish Size: 1 gallon
Growing Media: Well-draining gritty, commercial media
Growing Temperature: 60-70 F (days) 50-60 F (nights)
Soil PH: 5.8-6.2
Soil EC: 0.6-0.9
Finish Time for Spring Sale: 8 - 10 weeks
Growing Info: Pinching not required.
Fertilizing: Constant liquid feed at low levels of 100 - 150 ppm N
Moisture Level: Grow plants on the dry side.
Watch for Pest and Disease: Slugs, root rot
Vernalization Requirements: Required for flowering.
Supplemental Lighting: Plants benefit with 14+ hours photoperiod.
Growth Regulators: Generally, not needed.
Day Length: Long Day
Other: None

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