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Mar 15, 2018 6:01 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Portulacas

Moss Roses (Portulacas) 2nd bloom in November, after trimming in September. Self seeded from previous year.

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Mar 15, 2018 6:14 PM CST
Name: Leon
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Mar 15, 2018 6:29 PM CST
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Mar 15, 2018 6:44 PM CST
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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Mar 15, 2018 7:06 PM CST
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What a smashing banner! Great image fit and sharpness. Love it, love it, love it!
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Mar 15, 2018 7:12 PM CST
Name: Rj
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Amazing banner Cal!
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Mar 15, 2018 7:17 PM CST
Name: Carole
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beautiful Cal; I have some growing here throughout the long hot summer too; still going. So hardy, I love them. You created a great banner with yours.
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Mar 15, 2018 9:30 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
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Mar 15, 2018 10:45 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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Lovely, and so colorful! Thumbs up
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Mar 16, 2018 1:17 AM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Thank You! Everyone for all the encouraging words. Smiling

This is one of my very favorite plants.......so easy to grow, so undemanding, but
rewards with profuse bright multi-colored blooms.

I used to buy them until ~8yrs ago when I realized they re-seed very efficiently.
I also collect the seeds, and sow them in a flat.
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Give the plants a "haircut" after the first bloom, and put all the trimmings loosely in a paper
bag in a dry place for a few months. The seed heads are little fuzzy things, that have a cap, with
tiny (smaller than poppy) seeds in a little cup.....they look like graphite.
After they are dried, I just shake the bag well, break up any unopened seed heads, and
separate the seeds using a sieve or colander.

After being trimmed, they will bloom again & again. When they're finally done, just cut the
top growth, and wait for seedlings....they transplant easily. I plant them about 2" apart in
a pot....10~15 in a 12" pot.

Which reminds me, I need to transplant them asap!
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Mar 16, 2018 2:21 AM CST
Name: Carole
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Cal your potted photograph looks SO good. Nice to read through your experience with Portulaca.
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Mar 16, 2018 2:42 AM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Hi Carole.....glad you liked them. Smiling
I have several pots around that I fill with them. So free blooming. I never know what
combinations I'll get, but they always put on a good show.
I tried to isolate different colors, but decided I like the random mix of colors best.

Any pics of yours?
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Mar 16, 2018 6:10 AM CST
Name: Stan
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Thumbs up Thumbs up for another wonderful banner, Cal!
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Mar 16, 2018 6:36 AM CST
Name: Carole
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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Cal you asked, so these are mine; their colours are so wonderfully vibrant aren't they. I do have a soft pink one too that is very pretty. They're ALL pretty Smiling



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Mar 16, 2018 7:05 AM CST
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
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Great banner, Cal Thumbs up I love anything that is self-seeding and hardy Lovey dubby
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Mar 16, 2018 9:05 AM CST
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Gorgeous banner Cal Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! I love these!!! I never thought of growing them in a pot D'Oh! D'Oh!
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Mar 16, 2018 9:16 AM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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I'd forgotten about these beauties. I'll have to add them in this summer, and I'd love it if they'd reseed! Beautiful banner!
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Mar 16, 2018 4:16 PM CST
Name: Sean B
Riverhead, NY (Zone 7a)
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Really festive banner. And fine follow-up, too. Thanks, Cal! Hurray! I tip my hat to you. Hurray!
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Mar 16, 2018 4:28 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
carolem said:Cal you asked, so these are mine; their colours are so wonderfully vibrant aren't they. I do have a soft pink one too that is very pretty. They're ALL pretty Smiling

Thanks for sharing your pics, Carole! Looks like your Hot Pink ones are in a heavy blue glazed pot like mine.
I think it really shows them off well. Thumbs up

Thanks again everyone for the nice comments. I hope you will try growing these wonderful bloomers,
and show us your beautiful arrangements. Smiling
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