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Lewisia 2018
« on: April 23, 2018, 08:01:25 PM »
First two flowering in my greenhouse this year.

Lewisia tweedyi, a white form
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Lewisia cotyledon from the Elise seed strain. These will flower for ever.
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Re: Lewisia 2018
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2018, 02:25:46 PM »
Lewisia 'Carousel Yellow'

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Re: Lewisia 2018
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2018, 08:03:04 PM »
Gorgeous!
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Re: Lewisia 2018
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2018, 10:41:50 PM »
Just a couple in flower now



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Re: Lewisia 2018
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2018, 12:34:45 AM »
So similar yet the red anthers make all the difference. :)

Can anyone suggest a good source of lewisia seed please? I've had many over the years but have just a couple of old sunset strain oranges now and I'd really like to add some more, for their bright colours and good natures. I've recently tried to contact Ashwood whom I understand sell lewisia seed in season but have had no joy, receiving poster-type emails all about events but no information about a seedlist or seed availability.  Any other source would be of interest too. Thanks.
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Re: Lewisia 2018
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2018, 09:48:39 AM »
Maggi, we already have a Lewisia 2018 thread in the Cacti and Succulents Section.

Lesley, certainly Ashwood didn't have Lewisia seed available in 2016 but I haven't checked since. Bit early to check this year though. Alplains usually have a good selection of wild collected and our Seed Ex usually has a range.  I don't feel that Ashwood seem to be as interested in Lewisia as they used to be in the days of Philip Baulk.
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Re: Lewisia 2018
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2018, 10:47:27 PM »
Thank you David. My problem with Ashwood was that no seed list or info about seed ever showed up in their website, as it arrived with me and Contact Us was equally useless as repeated notes to Contact Us never received a reply. However Jofn Weagle has kindly sent me the relevant pages from their site and it seems they do have lewisia seed at present so I'll try there again. I may even have to phone them!
In the meantime, overnight I've had a PM from an Australian man who will be able to help as well, so soon I hope to be inundated with lewisias. ;D

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Re: Lewisia 2018
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2018, 05:31:21 PM »
Lewisia cotyledon 'Bright Eyes'

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Re: Lewisia 2018
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2019, 11:20:11 PM »
Why was this topic postponed? Lewisia are North American succulents.
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Re: Lewisia 2018
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2019, 01:13:00 AM »
First two flowering in my greenhouse this year.

Lewisia tweedyi, a white form
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Hi David, a couple of questions for you. First, do you grow any other Lewisia tweedyi color forms?  Second, I can see they love your greenhouse, but have you ever grown any of these in the garden?
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Re: Lewisia 2018
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2019, 04:12:50 PM »
Hello Ann nice to see you here.

I grow four colour forms (pictured below) and quite frankly I don't know of any others. I've never tried them in the garden. I usually keep them reasonably dry after the flowers are over, re-pot them in September in a damp, but not wet compost and if I think they are getting too dry I give them a little water. Once I see them starting into growth, usually in February, I start to water again. My maritime climate (wet anytime!) I think wouldn't suit them but I rather think I've seen pictures of them grown outside on NARGS.

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Re: Lewisia 2018
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2019, 11:35:08 PM »
Hi David, they are all lovely. The only other L. tweedyi I've seen was a soft lemon yellow, light but definitely yellow and not off-white. They can be grown outside here and for me are easier than L. cotyledon, but a really awful winter like this last one with its dramatic ups and downs and weird thaws, will carry it away.  L. cotyledon, just to be contrary, came through!
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