Portulaca or Portulaca Gandiflora Tauheed Ahmad January 21, 2017 Flowers 353 Portulacas are often thought of as rock garden plants because they do so well in that setting. They are tender annuals with succulent, needle-shaped leaves and trailing stems 6 to 8 inches long. The flowers are bright and papery textured in shades of pink, red, yellow, salmon, orange purple, and white. They are normally sold in mixture, not as single colors. They open in sun but close at night and on cloudy days. Since they are gloriously drought tolerant, and you need to put them in pots, window boxes, or any container that I might forget to water from time to time. If you want to grow Portulaca then transplanting being difficult it is best to start seed directly in the garden when the soil is warm. A warm sunny exposure is essential as this is a site with well-drained soil. Thinning is not necessary. They will tolerate poor soil as well as hot, dry conditions. On top of all that, they will self sow!. Related PostsPetunia is Small Flower Comes in Several Shapes and ColorsPoppy or Papaver OrientaleHow to Grow Begonia or TuberhybridaFritillaria Imperialis A commonly Grown Plant in GardensLarkspur is Delicate and Excellent Long Lasting Cut FlowerLantana Heads are Clusters of Tiny Flowers in Shades of Red, Pink, Yellow and Orange, Sometimes all in One ClusterPhlox Flower is Glory of Summer GardenGeranium or Pelargonium Flower Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.