Annuals, Perennials, Flowers
Native to the temperate Pacific coastal regions of North and South America, these clumping evergreen and annual perennials are grown for their satiny, cup-shaped flowers. All tolerate lean soil, but grow and flower best in humus-rich loam. Good drainage is essential.Calandrinia ciliata
This common Western wildflower populates sunny meadows, growing 8–16 in. high and wide, with narrow, fleshy, gray-green leaves. From late winter into spring, dainty magenta flowers, about 1 in. wide, are produced on 8-in.-long stems. Grow from seed.
Native to Chile. Shrubby, clumping growth to 1–3 ft. high and 2–3 ft. wide. Thick, fleshy gray-green leaves are narrowly oval and pointed. From spring into fall, plants produce brilliant magenta blooms along tall (1 1/2–3 ft.), slender stems. Lasting just one day each, flowers appear to float above the leaves. Most effective when massed. Easily propagated by cuttings taken in spring. Regular water.
These annual and perennial plants are grown as herbal remedies and for culinary use.
All of these odd-looking plants have decorative stems, but those of P. macrocarpus are bare m...
Small genus of plants from sunny, moist areas in South America. Species include a spreading mound and ...