Hardy Plants

Lewisia pygmaea

Type: petite perennial herb
Family: Montiaceae
Color: white, pink or magenta
Exposure: mostly sun
Bloom Month: May-August
Height: 2-3”
Shape: basal rosette
Soil: well drained, rocky, gritty with minimum nutrients
Moisture: moderate water
Origin: native to western North America from Alaska and Alberta to California and New Mexico
Hardiness Zone: 3-7
Propagation: division of offshoots
Notes: common name alpine lewisia and pygmy bitterroot

Alaska Rock Garden Society

The society has been very active in bringing well know speakers to the area. The group leads seed collecting trips to areas of alpine plants in Alaska.

Contact Information

Alaska Rock Garden Society

12001 Audubon Drive
Anchorage, AK 99516

Email: jrtinker@mtaonline.net

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