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Calandrinia umbellata

Family: Portulacaceae
Genus: Calandrinia (ka-lan-DREEN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: umbellata (um-bell-AY-tuh) (Info)

Synonym:Talinum umbellatum

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Alpines and Rock Gardens

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive crowellli On Nov 7, 2005, crowellli from Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I had this plant come up volunteer last year in a hot, dry, baked concrete planter at curbside. It was covered in blooms nonstop and NEVER got watered or fed. I saved the seeds and replanted this year and it's trailing over the sides of the planter in a profusion of blooms. Gets full sun and reflected heat from the concrete and street and still blooms, even in 100 degree heat. Gotta love a plant like that!


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Maricopa, Arizona
Queen Creek, Arizona
Bay Hill, Florida
Bonnie Lock-woodsetter North, Florida
Lutz, Florida
Tamarac, Florida
Indianapolis, Indiana
Stillwater, Oklahoma
Summerville, South Carolina
Millersville, Tennessee
Canton, Texas
Houston, Texas

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