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Mojave® Pink Purslane Portulaca umbraticola

  • Hardy Zones
    • 10 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 4 - 8 Inches
Proven Winners® Annuals
Mojave® Pink Purslane Portulaca umbraticola
Sun 4 - 8

Features

Can I COME HOME with you?

Large, vibrant flowers all summer: heat, humidity and drought tolerant.

Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
Long Blooming
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Succulent
Attracts: 
Bees
Butterflies

Characteristics

Plant Type: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Short
Garden Height: 
4 - 8 Inches
Trails Up To: 
16 Inches
Spacing: 
8 - 10 Inches
Spread: 
12 - 16 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Pink
Flower Shade: 
Pink
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Trailing
Container Role: 
Spiller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Planting To Frost
Hardiness Zones: 
10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: 
Average
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Average Soil
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Poor Soil
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Groundcover
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Mass Planting
Uses Notes: 

Use in pots, window boxes, baskets and as a ground cover

Maintenance Notes: 

The flowers of Portulaca will close at night and reopen the next day.  They will tolerate dry soils, although they will perform optimally with average moisture.  These are tough plants that will tolerate poor soils and do not need a lot of fertilizer to perform well.  Deadheading is not needed. 

This durable and colorful flowering succulent blooms all summer long in juicy shades of tangerine, pink, red, fuchsia, and yellow without deadheading. Choose which color suits your color palette when you buy. The vivid blooms are a welcome sight especially in high summer when they really come into their own. This plant is a great choice for warm climates and poor, drier soils.   

  • This is my first time growing this plant and I just love it. It is so care free and a non-stop bloomer - I have had flowers open even on cloudy days. The neighborhood Hummingbirds also seem to like the flowers which for me is a bonus as I grow a lot of flowers in the summer for them. I plan on placing one in an old leaky birdbath next summer to see how it does. I hope I can find other colors next year.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Cheryl Dexter
    Liverpool
    New York
    United States
    3 years ago
  • This is an awesome plant for pots or hanging baskets. It does not wilt, even in the height of summer, and blooms continuously with hot pink flowers from first planting until heavy frost. The plants stay thick in the center of the pot and gradually spread tendrils over the sides. Very bright, graceful, and easy care plantings.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Linda N
    Poolesville
    Maryland
    United States
    5 years ago
  • I love this plant in a container with the Butterfly Marguerite Daisy and bright purple Angelface Blue Angelonia. It grows well, flowers all summer long, and does not require deadheading. It loves sun, heat, and dry conditions. The blossoms close at night, and may not open if the day is too cloudy. I often recommend this plant to friends.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Kimberley Protzman
    Honesdale
    Pennsylvania
    United States
    6 years ago
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