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Portulaca Late October – SOOC

portulaca late October
I planted portulaca (also called moss rose) from seed late this year (late means June), so I only got a few blossoms. Here is one that was still alive in October. These flowers are delicate, open only in late morning and die when it starts to get cold. Sometimes they reseed – hopes for next summer.

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Gemma@Greyscale says

So very long since I last saw a portulaca! I have not seen one in Melbourne, but when I was a child in Sydney they were a popular garden variety! Lovely photo!

Jan says

Beautiful photo.

gengen says

It looks pretty shot. Happy SOOC Sunday.

Shydub says

Stunning. Great photography

Ilana-Davita says

Interesting how this tiny flower looks both fragile and sturdy.

Leora says

They tolerate drought (fat leaves to hold water) and heat well but not cold and frost. Other plants sometimes overtake them; I have to pull up most of my white alyssum in order to let a few portulaca have room to grow.

Janis says

I love this delicate little flower, so pretty!

Lynn, Texas says

So delicate and it has a wonderful color.

Jew Wishes says

How delicate looking, although they are so hardy. I love moss roses, they are so lovely, as is your photo.


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