Southwest Living SOUTHWEST LIVING PLANTS: Flower, Purslane ~ Oleracea

Type of Plant: Flower

Common Name: Purslane ~ Oleracea

Category
Flower Bed- Annual

Family: Portulacaceae

Genus: Portulaca

Species: oleracea

Hardiness Zones
USDA 9A 20 TO 25 F

Spacing
8 in. to 1 ft.

Height
6in. - 1ft.

Width
1 ft. to 3 ft.

Growth Habit
Spreader

Sun Requirements
Full Sun

Water Requirements
Dry/Arid/Drought Tolerant

Soil Requirements
Neutral

Bloom Color: Pink, yellow, orange, red, white, cream

Bloom Season: spring to fall

Fragrance
None

Propagation Method
Seed (sow outdoors)
Softwood Cutting

Comments
The blooms on Purslane oleracea seem to be smaller than Purslane umbraticola. This plant loves the sun. Cut off a piece, plant it in the ground and in two weeks you'll have a strong plant that will spread quickly. Ordinary garden soil is fine for this plant.

Landscape Ideas
Flower beds, hanging baskets and pots.

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"Yellow Purslane"
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"Orange and yellow varigated"
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"assorted colors"
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"orange and purple varigated"
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