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

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College Station,TX
zone 8
Hummingbirder Region: Texas Roses Butterflies Echinacea
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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
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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!
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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
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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
Beaumont, Texas (Zone 9a)
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EliseFlower
Jun 27, 2018 2:34 PM CST
Teacup how did yours do staying out? I'm a little southeast of you. By about a hour. This is my first year and i was wondering the same.
College Station,TX
zone 8
Hummingbirder Region: Texas Roses Butterflies Echinacea
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teacup754
Jun 27, 2018 6:16 PM CST
None of mine came back. Those in the ground didn't bloom as well as my neighbor's ..
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Jun 28, 2018 2:42 AM CST

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I'm surprised they didn't come back with as far south as you are. Confused
College Station,TX
zone 8
Hummingbirder Region: Texas Roses Butterflies Echinacea
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teacup754
Jun 28, 2018 6:23 AM CST
We actually lost a few things last year that were surprising. We had a few really sharp cold snaps followed by warm ups. I think everything was confused.
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Jun 28, 2018 7:12 AM CST

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We got down to 7 degrees this year which is very unusual for us.
Beaumont, Texas (Zone 9a)
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EliseFlower
Jun 28, 2018 8:15 AM CST
Well then looks like I'll keep collecting seeds and get a pot with a few clippings from each ready to bring in come December 😔

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