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Mojave® Red Purslane Portulaca umbraticola

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 eat SUNLIGHT for breakfast.

    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: 
    Red
    Flower Shade: 
    Rose Red
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Trailing
    Container Role: 
    Spiller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Moderate
    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: 
    Edging Plant
    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 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
  • 3 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • 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.

      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! TIA

      TARA 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
  • 15 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2019 Top Performer Penn State
    2019 Top Performer University of Florida - Fort Lauderdale
    2019 Perfect Score all Season Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
    2019 Leader of the Pack - Early Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2019 Top 10 for Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2019 Top Performer University of Tennessee - Knoxville
    2019 Top Performer - Hanging Baskets University of Minnesota - Grand Rapids
    2019 Top Performer Oregon State University
    2019 Top Performer South Dakota State - McCrory Gardens
    2019 Perfect Score Louisiana State University - Hammond Research Station
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