back to top
Homepage / SW Style  / Grow  / Introducing the Elise Mix

Introducing the Elise Mix

A new heat-loving varietal brings a happy splash of hues to desert homes and landscapes.

By John Roark | Photography by Leonard Loria

A newcomer to the Arizona market, the Elise Mix (Lewesia cotyledon) is an exceptionally heat- and drought-tolerant evergreen perennial that is ideally suited to Southwestern landscapes. “As a low water-use plant with a small mature size, the Elise Mix brings pops of color to shaded yards or patios, rocky planting areas, containers or even indoors,” says Christine Fortman, co-owner of Berridge Nurseries. “When you see the profusion of flowers, you can’t help but smile.”

Flower Facts
  •  BLOOMS: Vibrant multicolored clusters, spring through summer
  •  SIZE: 4-6″H by 6-8″W
  •  SOIL: Well-drained
  •  LIGHT: Full sun to light shade


Sign up for the Phoenix Home & Garden Newsletter

Stay up to date with everything Phoenix Home & Garden!

Our newsletter subscribers will have early access to things like:

  • Upcoming Events & Pre-Sales
  • Special Promotions
  • Exclusive Giveaways!