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.
Mojave® Tangerine Purslane Portulaca umbraticola
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).
FeaturesI have real FLOWER POWER.
Large, vibrant flowers all summer; heat, humidity and drought tolertant.Award WinnerContinuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryDrought TolerantSalt TolerantSucculentAttracts:BeesButterflies
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:4 - 8 InchesTrails Up To:16 InchesSpacing:8 - 10 InchesSpread:12 - 16 InchesFlower Colors:OrangeFlower Shade:Bright OrangeFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:TrailingContainer Role:Spiller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Planting To FrostHardiness Zones:10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Poor SoilUses:ContainerUses:GroundcoverUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses 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
Max, United States, 2 years ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial 2013 Top Performer Michigan State University