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Mojave® Red Purslane Portulaca umbraticola

  • Hardy Zones
    • 10 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 4 - 8 Inches
Proven Winners® Annuals
Mojave® Red Purslane Portulaca umbraticola
Sun 4 - 8

Features

I eat SUNLIGHT for breakfast.

Large, vibrant flowers all summer; heat, humidity and drought tolertant.

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' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
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