Calandrinia grandiflora (Rock Purslane)

Full Sun
Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Mainly dry
Soil Type:
Most Types
Soil Type:

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Plant Details

A wonderfully showy plant and a real talking point when in flower. Many sprays of exceptionally lovely silky purple-pink large flowers stand above blue-green rubbery rosettes throughout the summer. They are fast growing and have a long flowering season and with luck will self-seed on a scree.

The flower stems and buds are fascinating in themselves, looking as they do like snake heads. 

From Chile in South America and there are differing reports about their hardiness, but we have not had any trouble with them over the winter here.

Drought tolerant when established, slug resistant and as tough as old boots.

Height and Spread: 30cm x 60cm

Common name(s): Rock Purslane


All our plants are supplied in at least 9x10cm pots. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants planted in bigger pots at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.