Calandrinia (ciliata) menziesii

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USDA Hardiness zone: Zn5a -15º to -20ºF

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Calandrinia (ciliata) menziesii

Red Maids. A lovely native hardy annual for the sunniest spots. Rosettes of semi-succulent  paddle shaped leaves are about 5″ wide.  Found primarily in poor soils in hot sunny locations. Thats where you find it in habitat, the sides of gravel roads, rocky hillsides and good drainage. Beginning in May a constant procession of 1/3″ hot magenta flower are showy when they open in full sun. Native primarily to western Oregon its found through out the west. Resows reliably especially in gravelly soil. Calandrinia should be watered when they  are planted from containers just to get it established. Self sown plant are incredibly drought adapted in our climate. This plant literally grows from desert to the mountains. Loved by a lot of pollinator its especially attractive to butterflies.  Great in containers as well. Shocking magenta pink. Oregon native plant.

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