Moss Roses (portulaca)

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  1. donm

    donm In Flower

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    These are one of my favorites.

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    This photo was taken several years ago.

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    "Warm Gold" planted last year.

    Do you grow this plant?

    Don
     
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  3. cherylad

    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    I grow them also. I think they're a great groundcover... with a variety of cute flowers.
    I have some in the front flower bed and some in containers. I was really shocked to see the one's in the ground return for a second year.
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I have had a pot of them out in the garden for 3-4 years, coming back every spring. But they suffered so much during last summer that I really don't expect to see them again this year....probably will be time to replace them.
     
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    Portulaca is a wonderful plant, and you have some beauties, Don. I put some in "difficult" spots, in containers, and they do well and add color in otherwise blah areas.
     



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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I can see clearly why they're a favourite of yours Don as they're so attractive. I like the fact that you have more than one colour.
     
  7. Annette

    Annette Seedling

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    one of my favs too. they readily reseed themselves and i usually only buy one pack at the garden center so i can see them before the start (very slow starters when reseeded)plus they are quite easy to move pieces around too!
     
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    Droopy Slug Slaughterer Plants Contributor

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    They're very pretty. I love the colour variety. :D I'll grow them when I get rich and get a second home by the Mediterranean. :D

    I'm afraid they can't take our climate, but we can grow them as summer flowers.
     
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  9. Jerry Sullivan

    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    The name Portulaca brings back memories. My mother had some in her garden, I had forgotten it until In I saw the name. Nice flower pix, I might look for some this spring.

    Jerry
     
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    okietriker Seedling

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    I have always loved Moss Roses and plan on planting these in the old outdoor toilet, bowl and tank. You got some beautiful ones there Don!
     
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    Ive loved these flowers since I was a kid when I didnt even know their name (a neighbor always had them growing from under their fence, but I never had the nerve to knock and ask what they were)*lol* I had some reseed and came up last year, even got a few blooms from em :)
     
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    I've always loved Moss Roses.All they want is a sunny spot.I've found that there are usually several plants in each cell in the pack.I suppose it is because the seedlings are so tiny they get several to a cell.I separate them into other small pots.Also I get ones that are kind of lanky & nip off the tops & start them. Easy peasy & 1 6 pack goes a long ways.
    Doris
     
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    Kay Girl with Green Thumbs

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    Don, Your pictures of the Moss Rose really warmed me up on this cold January day!
    I love this easy, heat loving plant! I always include it in my annual plant purchases, and am pleased every year that it also readily re-seeds.
    It comes up in the driveway, along my flagstone paths, and in all kinds of fun spots each summer.
     
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    okietriker Seedling

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    Don, have you grown these Double Moss Roses and Peppermint Moss Rose? Think I'll send for some of these seeds and see how they do.



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    Peppermint Moss Rose ( photo / image / picture from okietriker's Garden )
     
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    double moss rose/portulacca ( photo / image / picture from chocolate's Garden )

    I have this little one growing in the garden, every little piece grows and it does everywhere.I also keep some in a basket which I prune severely, it just gets up again and usually better than before.

    I love the little peppermint one, I dont think I have seen it before, I have a mission now...to find the peppermint one!

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    basket of portulaca ( photo / image / picture from chocolate's Garden )
     
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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    I had some until we had a really cold winter.Cajunbell sent me some of hers but the cold killed them.I really like yours Don.
     

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