Purslane and Portulaca forum: first time grower, now what?

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College Station,TX
zone 8
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teacup754
Oct 1, 2016 3:50 PM CST
I plant sat for my neighbor and she had purslane in a pot that really looked nice. So I bought some, put it in a pot on my patio and it has looked good all summer. That's quite a feat in our heat! So now what? I don't really have a place to bring it inside, but can shelter it from the worst of the cold on the patio. Will it come back? I'm zone 8,central (ish) Texas about an hour north of Houston and a 1 1/2 hour east of Austin and our winters vary from ice storms to practically no freezes at all. thanks for any help.
Name: Vicki
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vic
Oct 1, 2016 4:41 PM CST

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Welcome teacup Welcome! Welcome!

I don't have an answer but putting it in a protected area should certainly help.

Hopefully someone will come along and give you a definitive answer Crossing Fingers!
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Oct 1, 2016 11:29 PM CST

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Welcome!

If it's not brought indoors it may not survive. But being that it's so inexpensive, you can start all over again next year. Late spring is when you'll see it in the nurseries. Purslane loves heart!
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: North Carolina Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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vic
Oct 2, 2016 4:42 AM CST

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It loves "heat" too Green Grin!
College Station,TX
zone 8
Hummingbirder Region: Texas Roses Butterflies Echinacea
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teacup754
Oct 2, 2016 9:01 AM CST
Thanks for the welcome. You are correct that it wasn't expensive so I can replace it. Won't hurt to just put in in a sheltered location and see. Last winter was extremely mild so it was almost an entire winter when I hardly wore a jacket at all.
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Southwest Gardening Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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Boopaints
Oct 3, 2016 8:38 AM CST

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Vicki, the past few days I've had some typos, huh? I need to slow down! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: United States of America
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vic
Oct 3, 2016 8:46 AM CST

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Rolling on the floor laughing Green Grin! Thumbs up

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