Calandrinia is easy to grow, requiring very little water. If you've paid attention to the planting on Guerrero, you'll know that Calandrinia also gets big fast—the little one-gallon plants installed in the winter are already huge, and producing, as you can see, ridiculous numbers of pretty purple flowers.
If you like to cut flowers from your garden, Calandrinia is a great choice. Closed buds will open up on the cut stems for a couple of days after you put them in water.
Have any of you tried this plant in your garden? Do tell!
(Images: Susie Nadler; Flora Grubb Gardens)