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Little Plum Lewisia

Lewisia longipetala 'Little Plum'
SKU: HC018192
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
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One of the most treasured rock garden plants, Lewisia longipetala 'Little Plum’ (Bitterroot) has succulent rosettes of tough, low-growing, evergreen leaves that are topped by rosy-purple blossoms from late spring to summer. Pollinator-friendly, this hardy perennial is happiest in lean, well-draining soil. It is a great addition to a rock garden, gravel area, or low-water garden.
key features
Botanical Name
Lewisia longipetala 'Little Plum'
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover, Easy To Grow, Evergreen, Container Planting, Rock Gardens
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
4-6" tall
Bloom Time
Spring to fall


Lewisia longipetala 'Little Plum’ sports lively green succulent foliage that is evergreen and can cover some ground once established. In late spring, and often in fall, it flowers with pink-purple blooms tinged with orange upon opening. It flowers profusely once established and attracts birds, bees, and butterflies. Best in a full sun to afternoon sun location, its soil needs are minimal, preferring lean, gravely soils. It can even tolerate cold, wet winters as long as the drainage is good. Deer and rabbit resistant. Native to the western coast of North America, Lewisias are fascinating plants with a unique and special look. 'Little Plum' looks lovely planted among other Lewisia varieties such as ‘Sunset Strain’, ‘Alba-White’, and ‘Little Peach’.