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
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots


All About PurslaneAll About Purslane
By Boopaints on 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
Identifying this plant! by Zephyrne Sep 24, 2019 5:16 PM 16
What type of flower?? by Flowerpowerrr Jul 13, 2019 2:12 PM 2
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 27, 2019 5:42 PM 14
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

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