Lewisia and Rhodohypoxis world
Please...take your time and scroll down to read all about visiting our small Nursery .
Visiting our Nursery is not only worthwhile for Alpineplants lovers, but also for all Alpine-gardeners!
We have a beautiful Tufstone garden and very nice regular alpine-garden with a lot of different plants!
And last but not least....... most come to 'snoop around' in our sale area!
Please understand,we are not a regular Nursery and we are......only open by appointment.....and ofcourse during our Open-days every spring.
Please check our Open-day page for the exact data in spring

Alpine Garden
Photo on the website created by, Harry Jans, Jan Tabak, Ap Peppelenbos and Henry Nijen Twilhaar, website, www.4yoursites.nl/fotografie/natuurfotografie/rotstuin

Welcome to the website of Annie and Ap Peppelenbos
Annie and Ap, lover of rock gardens and the cultivation of alpine plants.
From a young age we are already with the garden virus infected.
We specialize in growing Lewisia and Rhodohypoxis.
• Rock plants and alpine plants
• Rhodohypoxis and x Rhodoxis
• Lewisia

Visiting us Only By Appointment
Please understand you are very,very welcome at our Nursery and Garden but only after contacting us.
Visiting is possible throughout the Year but ofcourse when you want to see the plants in flower the best time is to visit us on the OPEN GARDEN DAYS.
Contact / visit
Annie and Ap Peppelenbos
Acaciaplein 29
7213 WL Gorssel
The Netherlands
phone number: 0031-(0)575-540791 mobile number 0640092295
E-Mail: a.Peppelenbos@upcmail.nl

So for many people who can not visit our nursery,or visit us on a plantmarket, our Mail-order service is a very good alternative.


Rhodohypoxis belongs to the family of Hypoxodaceae, and is native to Z.Afrika, especially Natal, Lesotho and the Drakensberg.
They grow on peaty soil, often on rocks where water seeps, at an altitude of 1500 to 3000m.
They are not really turnips, but rather small rhizomes.
They do well in pots, on a very sunny place, in winter keep dry and protect from frost.
In the spring back to start watering after flowering.
In a very well drained place they may even outside in the garden overwinter, possibly covered with a piece of glass.
But a place that is moist in summer!
After a few years you’ll receive a full pot tubers, with abundant flowering during the whole summer.
Rhodohypoxis has a very long flowering period, from April to September.  In winter the grass like leaves disappear, they are best repotted in this period and possibly torn.
The colors vary from white to pink, to shades of deep red.  R.  milloides is a dark red species with shiny leaves, and the type that best tolerate winter moisture.


Lewisia are native to western North America, and one of the most treasured rock garden plants.
Lewisias are native wildflowers from the Pacific Northwest and from the Rocky Mountains.
The plant grows on gravelly to heavy, usually dry soil, in scablands or foothills areas.
It is found on sagebrush plains to the lower mountains, in western and south central Montana.
It ranges in the north from British Columbia to southern California, and on the east side of the Cascade Range to Colorado and Arizona.
The most critical requirement for successfully growing Lewisias is near-perfect drainage around the plant’s crown to prevent rot during the winter months.
Plenty of fine gravel, coarse sand or granite grit should be mixed in with the soil at planting time.