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Rock Purslane


This mounding, shrubby evergreen produces succulent pointed light to mid-green diamond-shaped foliage with soft hairs and smooth margins. Showy vivid purple-red flowers rise above the foliage on narrow stalks. Foliage is smaller and greener than Calandrinia grandiflora. Most effective when massed.

Calandrinia spectabilis

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Smooth, softly hairy

Leaf length : 1-1 1/2"

Leaf shape : Diamond-shaped

Leaf color : Light to mid-green

Flower Characteristics

Flower shape : Cup-shaped

Flower color : Red

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 1-1 1/2 ft.

Average size maturity height : 2 ft.

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : above 40 F( Z11)

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Butterflies : Yes

Birds : Yes

Attractive bark : Yes

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