Information about plants & gardens for Brisbane & Qld



Portulaca species, hybrids and cultivars

Other Common Names: Moss rose, purslane
Family: Portulacaceae

The two main species grown for ornamental purposes are Portulaca grandiflora and P. umbraticola. They have colourful flowers and are grwn as annuals or short-lived perennials. They love heat and sun and can tolerate dry conditions better than most annuals, which makes them very good for Queenland.

P. oleracea (purslane or pigweed) is a very common weed belonging to this genus. Another you might encounter is P. pilosa

Portulaca featured in the 17-02-2023 edition of the email publication Get Results Gardening. That article which gave more information about this easily-grown bedding plant. Request a free trial and you can ask to be sent a copy of the portulaca edition in the message (Australian residents only). Get Results Gardening is a newsletter-style, mini-magazine for homeowners and others gardening in Australia, with an emphasis on the subtropics and South East Queensland. Click on the banner below for more information.

Portulaca in the landscape

A growing collection of photos that will help you understand what the plants look like and where you might plant them at home.

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