Information for Lewisia rediviva

Approximately 1200.00 seeds per gram
seed-counts are only a guide, not to be used for accurate calculations.

Lewisia rediviva - 1  packet for 15 Euros
Lewisia rediviva - 1  gram for 92 Euros
Lewisia rediviva - 10  gram for 726 Euros

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 36342
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:4-
Type of plant - deciduous perennial
Flower: PINK-RED (WHITE), large, ephemeral
Fruit: .........(stratify 4-10 wks., surface sow cool)
Foliage: linear, 1.5-5cm. long, from tuber
Height in meters: 0.10

Common names for Lewisia rediviva: (folk:roots throat tonic,esp for singing !),  Bitter Root,  Bitterroot, 

Lewisia rediviva is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
1:   Stock list
6:   Bulbous and Rhizomatous Plant Seed List
9:   Alpine and Rock Garden Seed List (Hardy and Tender)
26:   Succulent Plant Seed List
36:   Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic
43:   Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List
76:   Californian Native Plant Seed List
85:   Natives of U.S.South West (Arizona Texas New Mexico)
88:   Natives of U.S.North West
94:   Natives of Rocky Mountain Area U.S.A.
97:   Canadian Natives Western and British Colombia
169:   Sandy Soil Plant Seed List
577:  Portulacaceae
719:   North American Native Ethnobotanicals
720:   Fire Resistant Plants

Germination guide
Lewisia rediviva seeds will usually germinate in 365+ days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic. Normally will only germinate with light so surface sow. Sow Lewisia rediviva seeds on the surface of a Well drained seed sowing mix at about 10C.

Stratification (cold treatment or vernalization) Some seeds need to be overwintered before they will germinate. Some seeds need just a couple of weeks, others 3 months. Seeds can be stratified in dampened peat or sand, in a plastic box or bag at 4C or 5C in a refrigerator. The seeds should not be frozen or in a wet medium. Very small seeds can be sown on the surface of their growing medium, in pots sealed in plastic bags, and kept in the 'fridge. Many vernalized seeds need light to germinate when they are sown in the "Spring".

(Pre-chill for 5 weeks).

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