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Cistanthe maritima

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Family: Portulacaceae
Genus: Cistanthe (sis-TAN-thee) (Info)
Species: maritima (muh-RIT-tim-muh) (Info)

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Category:
Annuals
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Silver/Gray
Blue-Green
Smooth-Textured
Succulent
Rubbery-Textured
Pink

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral CactusJordi On Mar 14, 2012, CactusJordi from El Cajon, CA wrote:

Calandrinia maritima is a synonym.
Jordi

Neutral smiln32 On Sep 6, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This plant is native to the U.S. and grows in California.



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