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Flowers last for many weeks.

Growth habit from above.

'Little Plum' Bitter Root
Lewisia longipetala 'Little Plum'

Portulacaceae

Dark green, lanceolate, basal leaves grow in small clumps bearing delightful 8-petaled deep-pink flowers from May through July.

Plant Type: perennial

Plant Form or Habit: cushion mound or small clump

Plant Use: Rock gardens.

Propagation:
seed
division
Light Requirement: full sun

Flower Color:
violet
pink
Bloom Period:
late spring
early summer
mid-summer
Height: Minimum: 3 inches      Maximum: 4 inches

Width: Minimum: 4 inches     Maximum: 6 inches

Foliage Texture: medium

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5

Water Requirements: low

Additional Comments: Requires well-drained soil. Native to the Northwest, Lewisia was named after Merriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.


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