Purslane

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Purslane

Portulaca oleracea
Purslane
0.5

1 foot
0.5

1.5 feet
Africa, Asia, and Europe
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Very Low
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Full sun; a low-growing summer annual with fleshy leaves that are right at home in rock, asphalt and any open soil. Purslane withstands high temperatures, drought, and bright sun. The common species has yellow flowers, but endless varieties are available.

Leaves are edible and can be used as a substitute for pickles or lettuce; they can also be cooked. The taste is comparable to spinach.

Maintenance

None required except weeding.

Features

Plant Type:
Annuals
Size:
0.5-1' H, 0.5-1.5' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy
Wildlife:
Flower Color:
Cream, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, Yellow
Bloom Time:
March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
Yes
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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