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May 7, 2018 5:45 PM CST
Name: BelovedHoneyGirl
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Tag says P. oleracea but it is NOT!

Skimmed the images in database but 17 pages later and no match.

Any ideas?)


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May 7, 2018 6:25 PM CST
Name: Janine
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The tag is correct.
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May 7, 2018 6:32 PM CST
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May 7, 2018 11:05 PM CST
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Tag as Common Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) is NOT correct.
I think Lin's link is more likely.
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May 8, 2018 8:13 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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For decades, this plant was sold with labels that say P. oleracea, and it sounds like it's still happening. The story is fascinating, and available in this blog:
http://australianportulaca.blo...
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May 8, 2018 10:22 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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Thanks for the acorns! I've asked for anyone who can dispute that article several times over the years in various venues and have not had any feedback in that direction.
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May 8, 2018 4:17 PM CST
Name: Janine
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That's funny: I purchased seed for this plant under the name P. oleracea ('Toucan Scarlet Shades') from a reputable seed house, which is why I commented as I did. Sorry for the confusion!
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May 9, 2018 7:49 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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It's not your confusion, the confusion is @ the grower &/or retailer, and plants are still being sold with those tags. Did you read the article?
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May 13, 2018 2:10 AM CST
Name: BelovedHoneyGirl
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Thanks for the link Tiffany! That was a very through and detailed blog, I feel a little bit smarter;).

Now... Is there any way to find out the cultivar of the plant I have?
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May 13, 2018 5:09 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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I would ask the Costa Farms people about it. (Looking again @ your tag.) Justin Hancock, their public liaison person, is easy to contact on Facebook. The other option would be to find reliably labeled pics & compare.

And P. umbraticola is not an annual, but would not be hardy in most of the US. Not difficult to save inside over winter.
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