Lewisia rediviva

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Sellars
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Lewisia rediviva

Despite the cold spring in these parts the Lewisia rediviva flowers have emerged in the Southern Okanagan. There are hundreds in flower right now about 100 m from Hwy 3, a major highway through Southern British Columbia where it crosses the south ridge of Mount Kobau before descending to the town of Osoyoos.

I think Lewisia rediviva has the most stunning flower of all the Lewisias. Here is a sample from Mount Kobau showing the remarkable colour variation - all from the same location.

Lori S.
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Wow, what a wonderful sight, David!! 

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

Toole
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Gee  :) Wonderfully captured David.
Thanks for posting.

Cheers Dave.

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

Peter George
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Absolutely gorgeous. You've stimulated my desire to actually grow this plant successfully, a task I've taken on repeatedly with little to no success in the past. Now I'm going to try again. It's simply too beautiful a flower to NOT have in my garden.

Peter George, Petersham, MA (north central MA, close to the NH/VT borders), zones 5b and 6 around the property.

Sellars
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Peter:

Lewisia rediviva comes quite easily from seed and grows in the garden in our climate as long as it does not get too wet in the summer when it is dormant. It starts growing with cooler weather and rain in the Fall and can take any amount of cold and rain in the winter. A bit like a Frit really.......... except you can see the new leaves all winter.

I have had one in the garden for about 5 years and it flowers reliably every year. It is a very well drained, sunny and dry spot in the garden. I have also tried one in a pot and that seems to work too.

David Sellars
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Martin Tversted
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I have one in flower too if I recall correctly from nevada. Huge white flowers.I keep them in a pot and keep them dry from now on until they start growing in the fall.
Worth any effort!

Martin

Martin Tversted
Central Jutland, Denmark Z6

Cammack
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Joined: 2010-07-16

These Lewisia rediviva are growing in a trough in eastern Oregon.  I don't water them and they seem to be doing fine.  There are some seedlings in the trough from last years seed.

RickR
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Joined: 2009-09-21

Wow David!  Those sure make most excellent trough subjects!

What else do you have planted with them?

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

Cammack
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There are only Lewisia rediviva planted in this trough.

IMYoung
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Joined: 2010-01-31

Super Lewisia photos, Folks  8)

David S.... we haven't seen you around in the SRGC Forum for quite a while but I've posted a link to this thread here so people can catch up with your pix and the others here.  ;)

Maggi Y.

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

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Luc Gilgemyn
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Stunning pictures from the wild David !  Truly amazing ! 

Luc Gilgemyn
Harelbeke - Belgium

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