Calandrinia spectabilis
Calandrinia spectabilis Calandrinia spectabilis

This spectacular Chilean perennial gets my highest recommendation as the best, super EASY, everblooming, deer-resistant plant for a dry garden or difficult spot. Blooming from May to forever (mine was still in full bloom at the end of November), this most robust succulent produces a continuous supply of hundreds of bouncy, bright cerise, 1.5,” single, rose-like flowers – without deadheading! Color coordinating, attractive, blue-green foliage spreads quickly into a dense, 15” x 4’ groundcover, suppressing all weeds as it grows. Do give it a home in that parking strip that looks so sad, (it’s kid proof!) that blah hillside or anywhere you’d love to see continuous easy color. Cut back to 6” in Winter & add a bit of compost in Spring for perfect appearance next season. Decent drainage. Drought tolerant!

Calandrinia spectabilis


Pt. Sun(inland)

Avg.-Low Water 

USDA Zones 8-10

drought tolerant