Purslane (Portulaca umbraticola)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Dry
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Pink
White
Yellow
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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All About PurslaneAll About Purslane
March 28, 2010

Living in a dry heat with high temperatures between 105 and 110 during the summer, purslane laughs in your face and thrives here in Phoenix, Arizona. Add some incredible, edible ornamental purslane to your garden this summer! A salsa with purslane recipe is included in the article.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Propagating Purslane by Boopaints May 25, 2014 9:08 AM 0
Looks like P. umbraticola. by purpleinopp May 16, 2015 7:59 AM 4
Identify please? by Freedombelle Jan 10, 2019 8:51 AM 6
Portulaca, is it a fast-growing ground cover? by _Bleu_ Nov 18, 2018 12:35 PM 6
in zones 1-8, what annuals will you winter- over indoors? cuttings? Bare root? by Turbosaurus Apr 15, 2019 8:16 AM 13
What is this plant? by Mattie3 Oct 9, 2018 2:32 PM 7
Identify this Flower by Nicxr Oct 5, 2018 4:04 PM 3
Flowering succulent by tinypiney Sep 16, 2018 6:30 AM 2
Southeast Months in Bloom: September & October 2018 by Seedfork Oct 27, 2018 2:29 PM 12
Can I propagate this by Pleinhauser Sep 1, 2018 11:38 AM 6
Help me find out the name of this plant please ... by Vadeep Jul 22, 2018 5:09 PM 3
Southeast Months in Bloom: July-August by Seedfork Aug 12, 2018 6:39 AM 1

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