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PORTULACA
 

PORTULACA         

Portulaca grandiflora            

Annual Sun                              Height 6 inches   Spread 12- 18 inches      Spacing 9- 12 inches

 

HABIT:           Low-growing annual with succulent stems and rose like flowers in summer. Flowers are open in the morning and close during the heat of the day. New flowers every day.

CULTURE:    Easy to grow in any well-drained soil. Low water and food requirements.

 

USES:             Colorful groundcover, summer flowers, pots, hanging baskets.

 

PROBLEMS:  Flowers close in late afternoon. Snails, slugs, and cutworms

 

NOTES:          Purslane, a close kin, is probably better, since the flowers stay open longer during the day. Native to South America. Common names are purslane for the wider-leafed plant

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