Lewisias-2011

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Lewisias-2011

I grow a range of Lewisia species in pots in the greenhouse to give myself some summer colour whilst my winter flowering bulbs are sleeping. Here's my first of the season a lovely little yellow L. cotyledon Sunset Strain. The Sunset seed srain was developed years ago by the famous Jack Drake of Inshriach Nursery in Scotland.

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A few more.

An apricot/pink Lewisa cotyledon grown from home collected seed.
L. cotyledon 'Snowstorm', a very nice white
L. cotyledon var howellii
A magenta version of L. cotyledon Sunset Strain

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

Lori S.
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Gorgeous plants!  Thanks for posting!  Your photos are really excellent as well... do you use something as a backdrop?  (Or do you just happen to have the cleanest, neatest greenhouse in the world?  ;))

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

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Thanks Lori. My greenhouse is as untidy as anybodiesI I use a piece of water-colour art board painted grey as a backdrop which is something I picked up from Ian Young. Being a Scot with Yorkshire blood, Ian, of course, wouldn't pay good money (£1 in my case) for a piece of art board though! (Hope he doesn't see this ;D )

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

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He did! After being prompted by someone who shall remain nameless ;D

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

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Lewisia columbiana alba

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

Lori S.
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Very pretty - there is nothing more pristine than perfect, white flowers.

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

RickR
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Hey!  I was going to say that...
The tall "spike" has an interesting structure, growing perfectly upright and symmetric.  Probably anamolous for lewisia, but I like it.  Nice size tuber, too.

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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RickR wrote:

Hey!  I was going to say that...
The tall "spike" has an interesting structure, growing perfectly upright and symmetric.  Probably anamolous for lewisia, but I like it.  Nice size tuber, too.

Probably fighting for it's share of the light in my dirty greenhouse Rick ;D

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

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Lewisia brachycalyx .......hopefully    :) (i've grown so many in the past that have turned out to be other sps). >:(

Cheers Dave

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

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A sweetie, it is!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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