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Calandrinia grandiflora | Rock Purslane

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Synonym Names: Cistanthe, Calandrina spectabilis

Family: Portulacaceae

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This perennial will grow a little over 1' tall and spread 4'. Succulent looking, gray green foliage creates a 1' tall mound of dense foliage. From spring through fall, thin wiry stalks appear with small, rose-like, purplish pink, single flowers on the top. No need to deadhead. This plant does well in full sun in coastal areas but appreciates afternoon shade in warm, inland areas. It does best in well draining soil. Established plants are drought tolerant, needing additional water during hot summer spells. Cut plant to 6" during winter and apply compost in spring. A glorious plant for difficult hillsides, parking strips or a place where you need some hot pink color!

Anatomy

Plant Type

Ground cover, Perennial

Height Range

1-3'

Width Range

3-6'

Flower Color

Pink

Flower Season

Spring, Summer, Fall

Leaf Color

Grey Green

Bark Color

n/a

Fruit Color

n/a

Fruit Season

n/a

Culture

Sun

Full, Half

Water

Very Low, Low

Growth Rate

Moderate

Soil Type

Sandy, Loam, Rocky

Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained

Soil pH

Neutral

Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees

USDA Zones

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Sunset Zones

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Susceptibilities

n/a

Tolerances

Salt Ocean Spray, Deer

Design

Design Styles

English Cottage, Mediterranean, Ranch, Seascape, Spanish

Accenting Features

Showy Flowers

Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer, Fall

Location Uses

Entry, Parking Strip, Patio, Walkways, With Rocks

Special Uses

Container, Filler, Mass Planting, Small Spaces

Attracts Wildlife

Butterflies

Information by: PlantMaster

Photography by: PlantMaster

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