A HUGE improvement over older Lewisia, and much easier for home gardeners to grow! It takes heat a lot better, and keeps repeating its colorful blooms up to 4 times over spring and summer. 6-8" rosettes of fleshy leaves are topped with clusters of flowers on non-flopping 6-8" stems, sporting much more vibrant colors than other Lewisias. Drought tolerant, it needs impeccable drainage, and will even do well planted in crevices in a rock wall. Do NOT overwater, especially in winter. Lewisia x 'Elise'.
Flower FormRosettes of petite 1" funnel shaped or star shaped flowers.
Foliage TypeFleshy, flat rosettes of evergreen leaves.
Soil RequirementWell drained, gritty or sandy soil.
Additional InformationExcellent drainage is a must. This plant would also be well suited for xeriscaping.
Unique CharactersticsLow growing compact plants with thick succulent leaves that form rosettes. Clumps of star-shaped blooms hover above the rosettes to form an attractive display for the front of a perennial border or walkway.