All About Purslane: Purslane and Portulaca Forum

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All About Purslane

By Boopaints
March 28, 2010

Living in a dry heat with high temperatures between 105 and 110 during the summer, purslane laughs in your face and thrives here in Phoenix, Arizona. Add some incredible, edible ornamental purslane to your garden this summer! A salsa with purslane recipe is included in the article.

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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Mar 20, 2012 5:48 PM CST
I wanted to let everyone know we have a forum here on All Things Plants. We talk about purslane, portulaca and even recipes that use purslane for cooking.

Click here for the forum: http://garden.org/forums/view/pandp/

Come join us and ask questions or share your own photos!
During a cold day, one little hummer sits in a dry and warmer area, enjoying a safe perch. The purslane is a bit wilted but it will soon revive and send out gorgeous blooms all summer.


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Name: Pippi21
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906 (Zone 7a)
Pippi21
May 28, 2012 5:09 PM CST
I had this plant two years ago, made a mistake by planting it in the flowerbed, thinking it was like a ground cover. Mistake is right, it became invasive..beautiful plant but only plant in a flowerpot by itself would be my recommendation.
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
May 29, 2012 11:03 PM CST
A lot of people feel like that! It does become invasive . . . which for me was great where I had it. But I really love it in hanging pots.
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Marianne
Mar 29, 2014 8:23 AM CST
Are the flowering hybrids edible as well?
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Apr 1, 2014 3:42 PM CST
Marianne, I ate mine and didn't get sick. Rolling on the floor laughing

Seriously, I have eaten them for years.
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iFaith
Jun 20, 2016 12:30 AM CST
That's good to know, since I bought one at Walmart and it has multi color flowers and all green stalks and leaves with the same scientific name as the wild one. Tastes like spinach. But after I brought it home, I was concerned that since it is not the wild one with the yellow flower and reddish stalks, I somehow had gotten an unedible Purslane hybrid. Some bloggers and sites online say to only eat the wild version, so I was confused. Good to know that I can eat my hybrid Purslane as that is one main reason I got it.

Thanks for this forum and info. Hurray! Thank You!

Boopaints said:Marianne, I ate mine and didn't get sick. Rolling on the floor laughing

Seriously, I have eaten them for years.


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