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Lewisia cotyledon Elise * Cliff Maids, Siskiyou Lewisia

Lewisia cotyledon is native to Northern California and Southern Oregon. The Cliff Maids as the name might suggest grow on granite outcrops. Lewisia cotyledon Elise comes with a range of flower colors from pale pink to salmon. The Cliff Maids bloom in Spring and Summer. Lewisia cotyledon Elise will require excellent drainage. They do well inserted in rock walls or crevices between a couple of rocks. It is a good idea to tilt the plants so water does not collect on the succulent leaves. Cotyledon means little cup. Lewisia cotyledon Elise should be planted with the crown above the level of the surrounding soil. Drip irrigation is a good way to provide moisture without wetting the foliage.

Lewisia cotyledon Elise, Cliff Maids, Siskiyou Lewisia

Pink flowers and foliage of Lewisia cotyledon Elise - Cliff Maids or Siskiyou Lewisia. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Plants from the genus Lewisia featured on this site:
Lewisia brachycalyx * Short Sepaled Bitterroot
Lewisia cotyledon Elise * Elise Cliff Maids
Lewisia cotyledon Little Plum * Little Plum Cliff Maids
Lewisia rediviva * Bitterroot