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Aug 29, 2013 10:26 AM CST
Is purslane plants is perennial ?

Aug 29, 2013 10:42 AM CST
is purslane plants can i plant it to spread between the other plants ? if yes is it lives a long time ? thank you
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Aug 29, 2013 10:42 AM CST
Common Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)
Data base lists this one as an annual.
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Name: Vicki
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Aug 29, 2013 10:51 AM CST
Hi Maggie and welcome to ATP Welcome! Welcome!

I don't see your zone. I'm in zone 7 and for me, it is a re-seeding annual.

We have a purslane/portulaca forum here on ATP and it's located here:

Name: Tara
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Aug 29, 2013 10:51 AM CST
There are many different Purslane. Portulaca as jmorth mentioned aboveā€¦But also Calandrinia, and Sesuvium. Many if not all of these are listed as annuals, tender perennials, and tropicals.
Hope that helps. Smiling
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Aug 29, 2013 11:37 AM CST

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..and they grow very fast and re-seed with abandon. Load a photo and I'm betting someone can tell you what type you have. Welcome! maggie Thumbs up
Here's one I let go to town. Pretty and tasty!!
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Name: Ginger
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Aug 29, 2013 2:10 PM CST
Welcome! Maggie. The one with the yellow flowers grows wild here for just pops up here and there every year. I have a lot in my pots that got self sowed in the summer/fall...I leave it because I like to "graze" on it while watering in summer or working in the GH in winter.
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Name: Lynn
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Aug 29, 2013 2:20 PM CST
Hi Maggie, and Welcome! to All Things Plants.
It reseeds easily in my zone 8 in the PNW. I love to eat it if you are talking about the wild type.
I also find the the ornamental portulaca will reseed here, but is not perennial.

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