Best plants for your garden
Why Plant Lewisia?
Native to the rocky slopes of Western North America, Lewisia is deer-resistant and well-adapted to hot, dry summers and freezing winters. Its succulent evergreen foliage grows into a low rosette of spoon-shaped leaves. Sturdy upright stems support cheerful flowers, attracting butterflies and bees. Lewisia performs best in full sun or morning sun and afternoon shade. Named for explorer Meriwether Lewis, this native plant was already commonly used by Native Americans for food and medicine. Today, Lewisia, commonly known as Bitterroot, is Montana’s State Flower. A great choice for alpine gardens, rock gardens, planters, gravel walkways, or any garden with lean well-drained soil.