Common Name: lewisia 
Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Family: Montiaceae
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: 0.25 to 0.50 feet
Spread: 0.75 to 1.00 feet
Bloom Time: May to October
Bloom Description: Orange-pink
Sun: Full sun
Water: Dry to medium
Maintenance: Medium
Flower: Showy
Leaf: Evergreen
Attracts: Hummingbirds, Butterflies
Tolerate: Deer, Drought


Best grown in medium to dry, slightly acidic, sandy, very well-draining soils in full sun. Requires sharp drainage, and will not do well in any other soil type. Prefers a moist spring followed by a cool, dry summer. In climates with hot summers, some afternoon shade is recommended. Tolerates some drought once established. Generally hardy in Zones 4-9.

Noteworthy Characteristics

Lewisia, is a genus of 19 species of flowering perennials native to rocky, north-facing slopes in the western United States. The flowers are made up of a rosette of petals in a wide range of colors, including white, pinks, yellows, oranges, and purples.

Genus name honors Captain Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809), who with Captain William Clark (1770-1838) made in 1804 to 1806 the first coast-to-coast expedition of North America.

'TNLEWCC' CONSTANT CORAL is a hybrid lewisia with a relatively long flowering period from spring into fall. The blooms are held in loose clusters on 6" tall flowering stalks and vary slightly between shades of light pink and orange. The low clumps of evergreen foliage are made up of succulent, dark green leaves. Attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies, and other insect pollinators.


No major pest or disease problems. Poorly draining soil will lead to root rot. Deer tend to avoid this plant.


Suitable for rock gardens, alpine gardens, crevices in rock walls, containers, and xeriscaping.