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Rock Purslane

 

This shrubby, mounding evergreen succulent perennial has fleshy grey-green elliptic-shaped foliage and tall slender stems supporting brilliant magenta satiny cup-shaped flowers that appear to be floating above the foliage. Foliage is larger and more grey than Calandrinia spectabilis. Most effective when massed.

Calandrinia grandiflora (Cistanthe g.)

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Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Thick, fleshy

Leaf length : 8"

Leaf shape : Narrowly oval, pointed

Leaf color : Grey-green

Flower Characteristics

Flower width : 1-2"

Flower shape : Cup-shaped

Flower color : Red 

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 2-3 ft.

Average size maturity height : 1-3 ft.

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 0 to 5 F( Z7a)

Sunset zone : 15-17, 20-24

Water requirements : Rarely (Drought Tolerant)

Light exposure : Partial Sun

Landscape Attributes

Drought tolerant : Yes

Attractive bark : Yes