Paraguayan Purslane (Portulaca amilis)

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
Plant Height: 3 inches
Plant Spread: 8 - 12 inches
Fruiting Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Beach Front
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Suitable for miniature gardens
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Depth to plant seed: lightly press into soil
Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Not sure this is in the correct entry. by purpleinopp Jul 22, 2016 6:18 PM 5
Purslane is a winner! by teacup754 Aug 29, 2017 7:17 AM 19
Southeast Months in Bloom - July & August 2017 by purpleinopp Aug 13, 2017 7:44 AM 19
The star of the show, show off your plants by purpleinopp Aug 26, 2016 6:19 PM 30
Purslane/Wild Portulaca by IJsbrandtGA Jul 28, 2016 10:01 AM 2
Portulaca and Purslane by AerynSun Jun 26, 2016 8:05 AM 4
End of the season reviews. by purpleinopp Nov 7, 2015 11:17 AM 2
In heaven by Searie Aug 28, 2015 9:57 AM 4
Lawn plants other than grass by purpleinopp Aug 25, 2015 1:08 PM 23
Given a bunch of Crinums! by purpleinopp Jun 17, 2017 2:52 PM 72
Portulaca amilis, a "lawn weed" by purpleinopp Jun 1, 2016 3:43 PM 49

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