What’s Growing At The Cottage No. #085

Rock Purslane (Calandrinia grandiflora). This handsome, sturdy succulent will give a loud punch of color to your garden. The real treat is the flowers; they dance on tall wispy stalks held about 1 to 2 feet above the blue-green foliage. We have ours planted in the rocks by the waterfall and the wispy stalks droop over and almost reach for the flowing water. The poppy-like flowers are 3 inches wide and are a bright glowing magenta color. It blooms from spring until frost for us. The plants are natives of the Americas, Mediterranean, and Australia. Calandrinia thrives in heat, withstands drought, and tolerates poor soil. I could have a whole garden just of succulents. You?

 

Published by Amy on: Oct 18, 2016

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