Lewisia pygmaea

Low growing perennial with succulent leaves.  Blooms are pink with white and yellow and appear in early summer. Interesting foliage on this plant, sort of like a prostrate Allium (Ornamental Onion).

Requires good drainage. We have it growing in full sun in our rock garden.

We grow a number of Lewisia species in our garden, this one has proved the hardiest / easiest to grow by far. The Flora of Canada lists the plant as native to gravelly and rocky slopes of Waterton Lakes of SW Alberta (the province next door to our home in Saskatchewan). This might explain why it's proved so hardy in our garden.

Hardy zone 4.

Grows about 3 inches tall, spread of 8 inches.

Glen's score:  7.

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