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Aug 5, 2017 10:21 AM CST
Frisco, TX (Zone 8a)
zone 8
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After trying it in a pot last summer, I planted some purslane in the ground. Wow! It looks even better. It is just the right height in front of a dark blue pot I have and my husband likes the color combination ( for him to comment means he really likes it) . Mostly he just lets me do my own thing. I am in zone 8-9 and am wondering if there is any chance if I put a lot of mulch over the roots it could over winter? If not I'll get more next year for sure.
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Aug 5, 2017 10:55 AM CST
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Name: Vicki
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Hi there teacup and Welcome! Welcome!

We would love to see a photo of your purslane and blue pot.

Becky lives in Phoenix where it is REALLY hot and she takes hers in during the winter. I'm thinking if you just cut a few off to root and put them in a sunny window, you'll have some for next year and who knows, what you left in the ground and mulched may come back as well. Crossing Fingers!
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Aug 5, 2017 12:15 PM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ☼🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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I only have any the past few years from saving a few cut stems & sticking them in pots near my sunniest windows for winter. I did have a few spots where roots survived outside this past winter, where the roots were under the border bricks of the flower bed.
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Aug 5, 2017 2:58 PM CST
Frisco, TX (Zone 8a)
zone 8
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Here's my first try to take and upload pictures. Most of the purslane has already closed, but you can see a few yellow and pink-orange blooms
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Aug 5, 2017 3:08 PM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ☼🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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Well done! I'm proud to be the first to see it!
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Aug 5, 2017 3:32 PM CST
Frisco, TX (Zone 8a)
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Thanks @purpleinopp. My brother lives in Enterprise and we've been through your town!
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Aug 5, 2017 4:08 PM CST
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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Beautiful Teacup! Hurray! Hurray!
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Aug 6, 2017 9:43 AM CST
Frisco, TX (Zone 8a)
zone 8
Butterflies Echinacea Hummingbirder Roses Region: Texas
Here's a better picture of the angle we see from the patio of the blue pot and the purslane. One question on the second photo. After I planted the purslane on the top( the bigger flower was in a four inch pot) I tried to find more at the store and only found six packs of the one on the bottom. Is the flower smaller because it started off so much smaller or is it just a different variety? I also got yellow ones in a six pack and the flowers are smaller too.
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Aug 6, 2017 1:02 PM CST
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Name: Vicki
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Purslane Garden Art Region: North Carolina Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
LOVE the blue pot Thumbs up

Not sure about the smaller one though. I have that too with mine, some are bigger than others.

I need to get an updated photo of mine. They have done so well this summer.
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Aug 8, 2017 3:47 PM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ☼🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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I just saw the coolest thing! I came home from work & it's been cloudy all day so there are still a few purslane blooms open in the more shadowed spots. I saw a flitter of movement & sure enough, it was the hummingbird that I've heard buzzing by me lately, but I hadn't gotten a look at it yet. I finally got a very good look at it a few minutes ago as it went from bloom to bloom on my purslane plants, flew over to a 4'o'clock, then back to visit every purslane bloom again - then on the the Zinnias out front. I don't know what it must have looked like, me sitting there in the car, leaned forward, squinting to see better, probably with my mouth hanging open, motionless for at least 8-10 minutes.

Wow, that makes it all worthwhile, way beyond my enjoyment of looking at the plants.
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Aug 8, 2017 4:19 PM CST
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Name: Vicki
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oh, what a sweet story Lovey dubby Hurray!
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Aug 8, 2017 5:00 PM CST
Frisco, TX (Zone 8a)
zone 8
Butterflies Echinacea Hummingbirder Roses Region: Texas
How special! All my hummingbirds from the spring have left. They will be back for a few weeks in the early fall on their way to Mexico.
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Aug 20, 2017 4:31 PM CST

Wow , seems so weird to read that people like Purslane. I hate the stuff, it volunteers and it is everywhere . My vegetable garden is full of the darned stuff. I keep ripping it out and ripping it out and it keeps coming back . I never ever planted it but there it is all the same . Dont understand why anyone would want to actually plant this stuff. It is a garden thug.
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Aug 20, 2017 4:53 PM CST
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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As you can see below - Purslane is a beautiful plant and down here in the wicked heat of the south - we LOVE it Green Grin! Hurray!

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Aug 21, 2017 10:39 AM CST
Frisco, TX (Zone 8a)
zone 8
Butterflies Echinacea Hummingbirder Roses Region: Texas
Easy care is the thing with me. And if it will survive the August days of heat and humidity,
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Aug 21, 2017 4:25 PM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ☼🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Butterflies
Garden Sages Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Level 1 Hummingbirder Foliage Fan
Hey, that's actually a good question.

Signet, your ire is probably directed at P. oleracea.
Common Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)

Ornamental purslane (Portulaca umbraticola, the one Vic put several pics of above) is the one with the same leaves but much bigger flowers in other colors besides just yellow.

Portulaca genus also has these desirable species:
Moss Rose (Portulaca grandiflora)

Cute little ones like this:
Kiss Me Quick (Portulaca pilosa)
and this:
Paraguayan Purslane (Portulaca amilis)

This one is a fairly common houseplant:
ʻIhi (Portulaca molokiniensis)

Other species with attractive blooms:
Portulaca werdermannii
Portulaca eruca
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Aug 25, 2017 1:16 PM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ☼🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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@Signet I forgot to say before, anything that hummingbirds like is something I want in abundance! Have you acquired any appreciation? :+)
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Aug 28, 2017 9:56 PM CST

I am talking about the wild purslane I guess ........supposed to have yellow blooms but I have never seen them . The images above are what are sold here as portulaca which is very pretty but does not reseed itself here ......not purslane . I feed the wild purslane to the pigs. It has gotten as tall as a foot plus and 2 feet wide and still no blooms .......so there is obviously different types and oh lucky me I am inundated with the wild purslane . Thank goodness for my piggies!
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Aug 29, 2017 3:54 AM CST
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Name: Vicki
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It is good food for your pigs and you can actually put it in salad and eat it yourself - if you want Green Grin! and yes, the wild purslane is not so much fun.
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Aug 29, 2017 7:17 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ☼🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Butterflies
Garden Sages Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Level 1 Hummingbirder Foliage Fan
That's awesome, Signet, TY for the interesting addition. If it's feeding the pigs, it's a valuable plant, IMO!

You're right, the blooms of P. oleracea are very small, and may be open for only a few hours mid-morning, depending on the weather. I also always refer to the pretty kind, P. umbraticola as ornamental purslane when not just using the botanical epithet because I also can't just call that other plant, that is so different and pretty, just "purslane."

Vic, no doubt, there are people starving on this planet while perfectly good purslane plants are, literally, growing like weeds. ;)
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