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Mojave® Tangerine Purslane Portulaca umbraticola

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Exposure
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
8" 16"
Height
4 - 8"
Spread
12 - 16"
  • Details

    Features

    I have real FLOWER POWER.

    Large, vibrant flowers all summer; heat, humidity and drought tolertant.

    Award Winner
    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: 
    Orange
    Flower Shade: 
    Bright Orange
    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.   

    Mojave® Tangerine Portulaca umbraticola 'DPAZ15' USPP 23,243
  • 1 Review

    • Love these flowers. We live on the 5th floor of an apartment building and I love to plant flowers on our balcony in the spring-summer-fall. However, the conditions turned out to be quite challenging for a lot of flowering plants: we have gusts of rather strong wind, and the sun can be very intense, even though there is only 5-6 hours a day of direct exposure. Many of the plants I tried were either mangled and broken by the wind, or scorched by the sun in the summer. I initially found these portulacas at a local Home Depot. In addition to being beautiful, they turned out to be tougher than the rest: the stay low to the ground, and their thick, succulent foliage is resistant to both high winds and intense sun. Perfect! I've been planting these for the past 3 years and they continue to perform like champs! They spread easily too, so you can start with a small bunch and soon enough they'll fill even a large flower pot. Highly recommended.

      Max
      United States
      17 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
  • 1 Award

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2013 Top Performer Michigan State University
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