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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.)

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

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