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Calandrinia ciliata

Red Maids
Portulacaceae
Annuals, Flowers

CALANDRINIA

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.

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