LEWISIA Cotyledon 'Rainbow', award winning, Flowers Seeds, ,Great In Container, Perennial.
Lewisia (Lewisia Rainbow Hybrids Mix) - Lewisia Rainbow Hybrids mix will grow approximately 10 inches tall from flower seeds. This award winning mix features many colors and forms, the widest color range in Lewisia to date. Round, wide, petalled flowers include some semi-doubles. Colors range white, yellow, pink, red/orange, blue/red. Use this wonderful Lewisia plant for borders, perennial containers, rockeries, and xeriscape gardening. Lewisia will typically begin blooming in May and continue to put on a display of flower clusters clear in to early Fall.
These blooming clusters grown from flower seeds are held atop sturdy 8 - 12 inch stems of the Lewisia plant. These larger flowers are held in radiating clusters above an attractive succulent five inch green rosette that develops into a considerable mound with time. Lewisia plants are deeply tap-rooted so they do not require a lot of water. Lewisia benefits from some dryness, so all you have to do is plant the flower seeds in a clay pot with some gravel added or stick them in the cracks of a rock wall or enjoy them in a well-drained rock garden.
SOWING ADVICE: SEEDS CAN BE SOWN AT ANY TIME BUT ARE BEST SOWN IN WINTER OR EARLY SPRING TO BENEFIT FROM A COLD SPELL IN THE WET COMPOST TO BREAK THEIR DORMANCY. WE ADVISE COVERING SEEDS VERY THINLY WITH SAND OR FINE GRIT TO ABOUT THE DEPTH OF THE SEED SIZE. IF THE SEEDS DO NOT COME UP WITHIN 6 TO 12 WEEKS THE DAMP SEED TRAY CAN BE GIVEN COLD TREATMENT IN A FRIDGE FOR ABOUT FOUR WEEKS. THEY MAY STILL TAKE VERY MANY MONTHS TO APPEAR, SO PLEASE NEVER DISCARD THE POT OR TRAY.
USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 8 - 12 inches
Bloom Season: Late spring to early fall
Bloom Color: Mix
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Well drained, dry, pH 5.8 - 6.8
Temperature: 64F - 71F
Average Germ Time: 21 - 28 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Surface sow and press seeds in to soil
Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 12 inches