Cistanthe grandiflora (Calandrinia spectabilis)
Common Name: Rock Purslane
Type: Evergreen perennial.
Size: 2 ft. high and wide; flower stalks to 3 ft.
Flowers: 2 in. bright pink flowers, mid spring to summer and longer in mild areas; fleshy, spatula-shaped leaves.
Uses: Containers, color accent. Fire resistive.
Wildlife: Bees, butterflies, birds like. Deer resistive.
Soil: Tolerates a variety.
Water: Medium. Survives with natural rainfall, but appreciates some in long dry summer.
Sun: Full sun to some shade.
Pruning: Prune back spent flower stems to promote repeat bloom.
Pests & Diseases: Slugs and snails while young.
Notes: A short-lived succulent that propagates easily. Dig up and replace every 2 to 3 years, using pieces of old plant. Hardy to 30° F.