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Calandrinia umbellata (Rock purslane)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.2m
Max height
0.2m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Calandrinia umbellata

Other names

Rock purslane

Genus

Calandrinia Calandrinia

Species

C. umbellata - C. umbellata is a variable, mound-forming, evergreen perennial often grown as an annual with branching, semi-upright stems bearing linear to lance-shaped, grey-green leaves and loose panicles of cup-shaped, magenta or reddish-purple flowers in summer.


Calandrinia umbellata is: Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Cushion or Mound Forming

Flower

Magenta in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

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General care

Propagation

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

Propagation methods

Seed, Stem tip cuttings


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Where to grow

Calandrinia umbellata (Rock purslane) will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in slightly acid, humus-rich, well-drained soil in full sun. May survive winters in mild areas or if mulched. Under glass, grow in equal parts loam, leaf mold, and sand in full light. Water moderately. Benefits from regular propagation.

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 umbellata

Other names

Rock purslane

Genus

Calandrinia Calandrinia

Species

C. umbellata - C. umbellata is a variable, mound-forming, evergreen perennial often grown as an annual with branching, semi-upright stems bearing linear to lance-shaped, grey-green leaves and loose panicles of cup-shaped, magenta or reddish-purple flowers in summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Cushion or Mound Forming


Colour

Flower

Magenta in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons

General care

Propagation

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

Propagation methods

Seed, Stem tip cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Calandrinia umbellata (Rock purslane) will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in slightly acid, humus-rich, well-drained soil in full sun. May survive winters in mild areas or if mulched. Under glass, grow in equal parts loam, leaf mold, and sand in full light. Water moderately. Benefits from regular propagation.

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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