Southwest Living SOUTHWEST LIVING PLANTS: Flower, Purslane ~ Umbraticola

Type of Plant: Flower

Common Name: Purslane ~ Umbraticola

Category
Flower Bed- Annual

Family: Portulacaceae

Genus: Portulaca

Species: Umbraticola

Hardiness Zones
USDA 9B 25 TO 30 F

Spacing
8 in. to 1 ft.

Height
6in. - 1ft.

Width
8 in. to 1 ft.
1 ft. to 3 ft.

Growth Habit
Spreader

Sun Requirements
Full Sun

Water Requirements
Dry/Arid/Drought Tolerant

Soil Requirements
Neutral

Bloom Color: Pinks, yellow, orange,

Bloom Season: spring to fall

Fragrance
None

Propagation Method
Seed (sow outdoors)
Softwood Cutting

Comments
A favorite summer plant since it thrives in the heat. The blooms are 1 to 2" across. Purslane is edible (tender leaves and new stems) and has a lemony taste that's great for salads. It self sows.

Landscape Ideas
Hanging baskets, pots and flower beds. It also helps keep weeds from growing.

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"White Purslane"
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