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Lampranthus purpureus

For sale by Alan Abrehart Weston Plants

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Wonderful colourful trailing succulents with bright daisy-like flowers in summer.
I have red, pink, orange and purple forms. Sadly, not usually hardy in most of the uk unless you live in a mild area like the South West. However I have managed to overwinter some outdoors this winter. They need a sunny sheltered spot and good drainage. For a hardier version try Delosperma which are similar plants but quite hardy

Lampranthus purpureus
Lampranthus purpureus
Lampranthus purpureus
Pot SizeTotal Price
0.25 litres

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Plant Finder: about Lampranthus purpureus


Lampranthus purpureus. These are bushy, creeping perennial succulents and sub-shrubs with daisy-like flowers. They will become woody after several years. The leaves will turn red in strong sun. They are frost tender with a min of 5C if dry. They will require full sun and very well drained soil.


They will prefer a warm, frost-free climate. They thrive in dry conditions and when there are established in a warm-climate, grow in full sun with well-drained soil, You can propagate from seed or stem cuttings in spring or autumn.

Interest and use

Summer bedding particularly in airy conditions.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Poor quality
  • WaterSemi-moist

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