clayton3120 clayton3120 clayton3120@cablespeed.com
Sat, 13 Apr 2013 10:03:29 PDT
If you see anything on Rick Lupp's list, let me know. I may be down there
 in the next week or 2, and would gladly pick up whatever you were
interested in and mail them on.
What are gardening friends for?

On Sat, Apr 13, 2013 at 9:21 AM, Jane McGary <janemcgary@earthlink.net>wrote:

> Lisa may be mixing up the two sorts of Lewisia species, the evergreen
> and the deciduous.
> At 05:09 AM 4/13/2013, you wrote:
> >I know in the summer they go dormant.   Would I just entirely skip
> watering
> >during this time?  If they were planted in the ground; they wouldn't dry
> out
> >(I think), so perhaps a light misting directly over the tuber once a month
> >during this time would be ok?
> The commonly grown L. cotyledon and L. tweedyi (which has been under
> discussion) are evergreen. Tweedyi goes semi-dormant in winter. Some
> species, such as L. brachycalyx, L. nevadensis, and L. oppositifolia,
> are summer-dormant. They do not have "tubers." The storage organ is
> an enlarged, partly underground stem known as a caudex. In many but
> not all species, these caudexes (or caudices) multiply as the plant
> ages, and it can be lifted and propagated by division.
> I have always grown the deciduous species with my summer-dry bulbs,
> under cover, but I planted some L. nevadensis seedlings on the rock
> garden a couple of years ago, and they are flowering this spring.
> Evergreen species in the Pacific Northwest should be planted where
> there is extremely good drainage, such as in a pocket of a dry stone
> wall. Some people have good success with L. tweedyi west of the
> mountains (it is native east of the Cascades, in a much drier area)
> by planting it within the drip line of a large conifer.
> Jane McGary
> Portland, Oregon, USA
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