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Mojave® Pink Purslane Portulaca umbraticola

(3 REVIEWS)
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

    Can I COME HOME with you?

    Large, vibrant flowers all summer: heat, humidity and drought tolerant.

    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: 
    Pink
    Flower Shade: 
    Pink
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Trailing
    Container Role: 
    Spiller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    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: 
    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 tolerate poor soils and do not need a lot of fertilizer to perform well.  Deadheading is not needed. 

    This durable and colorful flowering succulent blooms all summer long in juicy shades of tangerine, pink, red, fuchsia, and yellow without deadheading. Choose which color suits your color palette when you buy. The vivid blooms are a welcome sight especially in high summer when they really come into their own. This plant is a great choice for warm climates and poor, drier soils.   

  • 3 Reviews

    • This is my first time growing this plant and I just love it. It is so care free and a non-stop bloomer - I have had flowers open even on cloudy days. The neighborhood Hummingbirds also seem to like the flowers which for me is a bonus as I grow a lot of flowers in the summer for them. I plan on placing one in an old leaky birdbath next summer to see how it does. I hope I can find other colors next year.

      Cheryl Dexter
      New York
      United States
      3 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • This is an awesome plant for pots or hanging baskets. It does not wilt, even in the height of summer, and blooms continuously with hot pink flowers from first planting until heavy frost. The plants stay thick in the center of the pot and gradually spread tendrils over the sides. Very bright, graceful, and easy care plantings.

      Linda N
      Maryland
      United States
      5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I love this plant in a container with the Butterfly Marguerite Daisy and bright purple Angelface Blue Angelonia. It grows well, flowers all summer long, and does not require deadheading. It loves sun, heat, and dry conditions. The blossoms close at night, and may not open if the day is too cloudy. I often recommend this plant to friends.

      Kimberley Protzman
      Pennsylvania
      United States
      7 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
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