Garden flowers

Purslane: what you need to know

Purslane is a beautiful little annual flower.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Portulaca grandiflora
Family : Portulacaceae
Type : Annual

: 10 to 15 cm
Exposure : Sunny
Ground : Ordinary, well drained

Flowering : June to October

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Blooming all summer long and easy to maintain, it will adorn your garden as well as your pots and planters.

Planting purslane

Preferably in spring for purslane bought in a bucket, keeping a distance of 15 cm between each foot.

For sowing, perform a sowing under shelter in February-March or sowing in place in March-April. Thin out to 15 cm.

Purslane size

Remove withered flowers.

To know about purslane

This very pretty annual, creeping and with a spreading habit, offers a beautiful flowering with bright and varied colors.

Easy to maintain, purslane requires very little water and is even drought resistant.

It will adapt perfectly to your rockeries, to low walls but also to planters, pots and suspensions.

Smart tip about purslane

No need to water, even on a hot day.

Video: Purslane Tea (September 2021).