Seaside Pussypaws
Cistanthe maritima

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

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Calandrinia maritima is a synonym.
Jordi

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

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