The flowers come in all shades of pink, red, yellow and orange. Wild purslane usually grows low and flat, hugging the ground. Make sure portulaca is planted in full sun; if it is planted in shade it may not bloom. Mine that received morning sun and afternoon shade stayed open until late afternoon, but the ones in full sun closed around 2:00. It produces small yellow flowers in mid to late summer. Can you tell me why my portulaca is not blooming? Ornamental portulaca, often called moss rose, has more needle-like leaves than purslane foliage. You can tell an ornamental portulaca from a purslane by its leaves. This is an annual plant, with small, succulent, paddle-shaped leaves about an inch long. This idea was brought down when I saw seeds for peppermint portulaca sold online. Primarily low growing and sprawling, the succulent stems and leaves creep along the ground and bloom in bright coloured satiny crinkled flowers all summer, with blooms opening only in full sun. Portulaca planted in the open ground around the first half of June, when the threat of return frosts. My portulaca are turning pale, colorless, white headed with cotton - mostly just where the flower should be blooming from, so I've obviously lost blooms because of this mystery problem. The medium green, cylindrical, succulent leaves of moss rose are another clue to the plant's hardiness, namely its tolerance of drought conditions. The one in the photo also has Moss Rose, another flower from the portulaca family. These plants grow 3 to 9 inches tall and spread to create a dense mat, making moss rose a good option as a ground cover. To do this before does not make any sense, because if the street is colder than 10 degrees, then the bushes will fly around the leaves. They also are very easy to take care of after you get started. A better alternative is an ornamental portulaca such as P. grandiflora. The flowers were mixed and I had several different variations of yellow and white. Portulaca does not like too much fertilizer. Moss roses, also known as Portulaca, have succulent leaves. Whole plant Scamperdale CC BY-NC 2.0 Maroon stems Harry Rose CC BY 2.0 Flower in center of leaves Scott Zona CC BY-NC 2.0 Portulaca oleracea close up of stem Andreas Rockstein CC-BY-SA 2.0 Close up of flower Bob Peterson CC BY 2.0 Seeds Andrey Zharkikh CC BY 2.0 Purslane blooms open around 9:00 in the morning and close for good at various times in the day, depending on the heat. Yes portulaca can tolerate drought and full sun conditions. Not frost hardy, Portulaca will die back as soon as colder weather arrives. Planting of Portulaca in the open ground What time to plant. They have full sun most all day and don't draw many butterflies but thoudands of bees love them. Also, too much fertilizer can cause portulaca plants to have bright beautiful leaves and no flowers. 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