Rock Purslane (Cistanthe grandiflora)

Botanical names:
Cistanthe grandiflora Accepted
Calandrinia spectabilis Synonym
Calandrinia grandiflora Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: 10-15 inches
Plant Spread: 4 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Mauve
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem

Rock purslane in bloom

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Posted by gingin (Fountain, Florida - Zone 8b) on Jun 12, 2013 9:57 AM

Purslane works quite well as ground cover in a pot with plumeria.

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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Oct 17, 2011 2:13 PM

I love this plant, the bluish foliage is so striking against other green plants, and the blooms swaying in the breeze are a lovely sight! I brought a piece of it from my last house and just stuck it in the ground. It never fails to root and take off. It's one tough plant! I just broke off another piece off the newly rooted one and stuck it in another area, so I will be gradually adding it throughout the garden.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Please help :( just a few questions about trying to propagate my dear succulent by borya91 Nov 28, 2018 10:31 PM 26
Calandrinia grandiflora not blooming. by _Bleu_ Nov 14, 2018 9:08 PM 7
Rock purslane by BSA Jul 18, 2018 10:51 AM 4
Please help me ID this plant by tineostir Jul 22, 2017 1:11 PM 1
Calandrinia spectabilis for trade by Overgrown_suncity Mar 15, 2017 8:43 PM 1
Succulent Continually Losing Leaves by ljones26 Jul 5, 2016 11:39 PM 7
please help by memarodriguez Jun 7, 2015 7:27 AM 7
Rock Purslane by LindaTX8 Aug 19, 2016 7:40 PM 41
blooming succulents by tarev Dec 11, 2018 11:49 AM 2,290

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