Plant will grow most anywhere and will reseed itself ad grow year after year. Seeds are minuscule and will sprout in sidewalk cracks and such. I have some in a pot and have not had to replace the plants for years due to their reseeding nature. I have to thin the seedlings and they do not start blooming for a couple months into the growing season In Zone 5b.
Mojave® Red 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 eat SUNLIGHT for breakfast.
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:RedFlower Shade:Rose RedFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:TrailingContainer Role:Spiller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:ModerateBloom Time:Planting To FrostHardiness Zones:10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Poor SoilUses:ContainerUses:Edging PlantUses: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 tolerant poor soils and do not need a lot of fertilizer to perform well. Deadheading is not needed.Mojave® Red Portulaca umbraticola 'POR1600' USPP 32,693, Can PBRAF
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Papa, Michigan, United States, 8 weeks ago
I love this plant but it had stopped blooming and I don't know what to do. I bought it at home depot 3 weeks ago. It had blooms up until about last week. Someone help?? I'm so disappointed because it is such a beautiful plant when the blooms are opened up during the day! TIATARA T DUPREE, Louisiana, United States, 12 weeks ago
Bloomed beautiful, it is a very easy to grow.Zoe Barrett, Wisconsin, United States, 2 years ago
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