Redmaids or Purslanes are annuals to perennials from dryish, rocky sites in Australia, the Andes of Chile, and western North America. Calandrinia grandiflora is an ornamental annual native of Chile. It makes showy, bluish-green leaves in a basal rosette and losely branching stalks with showy pink flowers in summer. For any rich, very well drained soil in full sun. Excellent rock garden plants.
Sow fine seeds in pots flat on any rich, very well drained soil at some 20°C in mid spring in a sunny spot. Do not cover seeds with soil. Carefully transplant young plants to the final spot in the garden as soon as they are strong enough and after the last freezing nights from late spring to early summer.
20 seeds per package.