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#79305 Jun 29th, 2007 at 09:32 PM
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Ok, check these out.. what are they??

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not sure, but they are pretty! thumbup

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moss rose - portulaca - sundials. different names for the same thing.


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Those are moss rose. They have a more rose-like flower, and the stem is not a fleshy as portulaca, which has more of a petunia shaped bloom. Around here, we have wild portulaca, and it's a noxious weed--it grows big, thick, nasty looking stems with a few leaves and fewer blooms, and NOTHING will grow around it, and NOTHING will kill it. The moss rose mixes well with our landscape, and I've even got some coming up from self-seeding.

I'll see if I can find a picture of portulaca. Even nurseries in the area mislabel the plants.


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Ok, ok. EVERY website says they are the same. But here's a pic of what I call portulaca. It has different shaped leaves and petals from the moss rose, and I personally have never had much luck with it. It grows and grows, but won't bloom for me. The picture you've posted is what I call moss rose.

I guess this is as clear as mud!!!

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Very interesting Gardenermom!! I don't know as I have ever seen that before.. and everywhere around here labels what I have as Portulaca... why

So, the variety that I have is Moss rose, and it is the better bloomer of the two? Well I will just stick with it, since as you can see it does quite well.. and that flower up there, is growing in clay!! thumbup

Thanks so much for the info!!! kissie

Edited to add: Wow!!! flwr I want wild portulaca too!! That is awesome. I have some serious areas that I would welcome it... but you said it doesn't really bloom much. Too bad.. That would be an awesome wild/perennial ground cover!!! flwr

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I believe Loz is the expert on moss rose? :)


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If a person like me and grow them, anyone can do so. I don't even water mine, I guess rain water is suffice!


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Both are very nice......When mine both bloom I will take a photo .. I got the portulaca from Malaysia......It blooms clear different then that..But they are all so nice......COngrads are in order there.

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Can't wait to see pics of both of yours Dodge!!!

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My mossrose is just gotten 3 blooms today......I will wait till it is fuller, the other is in good shape .I have a photo to upload.

I havent done them for a long time, and someone gave me lotza seeds.



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my flat leaved variety portulacca
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thinner leaved variety
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Wrennie.....

Your saving me seeds from the flat leaf, arent you ?

I will give some thing of mine.

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I love your flat leaf ones Wrennie!

I have what Wrennie put as the thinner leaved variety and what pinkhorseofcourse posted a pic of. I always thought they were the same thing as moss rose. why

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portulaca is the family (taxonomical family) name. moss rose is a common name. Same thing different variety.

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I'll try to Barb


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I LOVE Portulaca.......It's a top fav. of mine......I've never saw the flat leaf variety for sale around here.....I never call it moss rose, I've always called the sundial type thinner leaf ones Portulaca and that's how they are labeled......You just can't beat the vibrant blooms of the portulaca flowers, and mine reseed all over the place like crazy each year.......I can plant some up at the top of the yard and next year they'll be popping up down at the bottom......

Love them, will never be without them. Great pics!

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Thanks for sharing that loz!

One question....I bought a small pot of them this summer. I thought it was one plant but maybe I am wrong. It has gotten pretty big now but it has 5 different colors of blooms. So does that mean I have 5 different plants from that one little pot that I bought? It was maybe a 3.5" pot. I had some last year too but they were all the same color. I bought 2 of these small pots this year and the other one I planted in the ground and those blooms are all the same color. why

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Mine are often multi colored from one plant......you know, you can pull off a section of your portulacas and stick them in the ground, keeping them watered and they root really easy....I do that every single year......

This year I bought about 18 of them but I have tons more than that just from sticking pieces in the ground.

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Thanks for that info loz! I will have to try that! I didn't really know that one plant could be multi-colored like that. I love it though!

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Originally Posted by loz
you know, you can pull off a section of your portulacas and stick them in the ground, keeping them watered and they root really easy

I'm nervous I'd kill them. Do that with coleus though.


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I kill Coleus and fish......

Mine die before they start.. I kill fish over nite......Not intentionally..

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Nope, doesn't kill them....I mean don't take a ton of pieces of one plant or anything....I usually go thru and take a long piece off each of my plants. That's how I got Portulacas growing around the pond. thumbup

My only wish is that they were perennials and not annuals. tears

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I've seen them in hanging planters. Make a potfull and put them in for the winter. You'll have them all year. I had impatiens in a hanger in my kitchen blooming in January one year! grin


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I am going to do that with my Portula from Malaysia......Thanks for the advice.
It is so gorgous.
Maybe get a good photo of it today.....The other one got rained on yesterday an I am waiting to do both.

Thnks Wrennie and Loz for the helpful hints......

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Pinkhorseofcourse ......here are my 2 types.
first is the Malaysia Portulasa
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Now you can see the difference.....

hope you like it ..

The Malaysia was sent to me as a plant this spring.
Moss rose was seeds.

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I love the moss rose, too, and some of the seeds that fell last year have started coming up and blooming. If I had planted them on purpose, they would have never germinated!! Ha!! Here are some that I bought and planted last month...

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And this is the wild moss rose that grows around here--we've always called it portulaca--with the wide leaf. It never blooms. Maybe it's something else?????

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That's "common purslane", it's related to the portulaca--but known as a weed by most. I pull it up all over the place here.

Pretty flowers by the way!

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Thanks, loz. Yeah, we pull it up here, too. We were gone for 4 days, and look what happened!!!


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Oh I know, that stuff pops up all over the place!!!! rspb I just pulled a ton out tonight myself.......got lots of weeding done actually.


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Huh...I just read the rest of the thread!!

Hey Dodge, that Malaysia one is beautiful!!

Loz, I don't know why I haven't tried rooting them like that!! I do that with my Autum Joy Sedum and other sedum ground covers--I'm doing that tonight. We just put in an new rock bed, and it's kind of bare.




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