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Calandrinia ranunculina (Rock purslane)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.1m
Max height
0.15m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Calandrinia ranunculina

Other names

Rock purslane

Genus

Calandrinia Calandrinia

Species

C. ranunculina - C. ranunculina is a tender, compact, tufted, evergreen perennial. sometimes grown as an annual, with spoon-shaped to broadly linear, grey-green leaves and open cup-shaped, bright yellow flowers from summer into autumn.


Calandrinia ranunculina is: Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Clump-forming

Flower

Bright-yellow in Summer; Bright-yellow in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly to encourage further flowering. If grown as an annual, remove at the end of the growing season.

Propagation

Sow seeds at 16-18C in autumn or early spring. Take stem cuttings in spring. Benefits from regular propagation.

Propagation methods

Seed, Stem tip cuttings


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Where to grow

Calandrinia ranunculina (Rock purslane) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.15m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Coastal, Conservatory, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Gravel, Greenhouse, Low Maintenance, Rock

Cultivation

Grow in slightly acid, humus-rich, sharply-drained soil in sun. May survive mild winters or if mulched. Under glass, grow in equal parts loam, leaf mold, & sand in full light. Water moderately. Best in a rock garden or trough & overwintered under glass.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Calandrinia ranunculina

Other names

Rock purslane

Genus

Calandrinia Calandrinia

Species

C. ranunculina - C. ranunculina is a tender, compact, tufted, evergreen perennial. sometimes grown as an annual, with spoon-shaped to broadly linear, grey-green leaves and open cup-shaped, bright yellow flowers from summer into autumn.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Bright-yellow in Summer; Bright-yellow in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly to encourage further flowering. If grown as an annual, remove at the end of the growing season.

Propagation

Sow seeds at 16-18C in autumn or early spring. Take stem cuttings in spring. Benefits from regular propagation.

Propagation methods

Seed, Stem tip cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Calandrinia ranunculina (Rock purslane) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.15m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Coastal, Conservatory, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Gravel, Greenhouse, Low Maintenance, Rock

Cultivation

Grow in slightly acid, humus-rich, sharply-drained soil in sun. May survive mild winters or if mulched. Under glass, grow in equal parts loam, leaf mold, & sand in full light. Water moderately. Best in a rock garden or trough & overwintered under glass.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9

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