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2. Large-flowered purslane (Portulaca grandiflora)
As a perennial plant, it is not so large-flowered, but a unique decorative purslane can be grown only in the south. For some reason, this plant has “dropped out” of the attention of designers and gardeners in the last decade, having lost its leadership in the category of the best summer seasoners, but this season the purslane is back in fashion. And its creeping lace in the garden sets more than modern accents.
Purslane is a compact herbaceous annual plant with a height of only 15-20 cm, growing mainly in breadth. It stands out for its strong and slender, densely branching, creeping shoots that create a uniquely dense cushion of greenery. The leaves resemble pine or spruce needles.
The flowering of purslane is bright, "acrylic", catchy, it lasts from the beginning of summer until severe frosts. The shape of the flowers is often compared to roses, only in a miniature version. The color scheme of purslane includes white, yellow, pink, orange, red tones, usually mixed in one "carpet" in the most colorful collection.
This plant feels great only in a sunny place and can only put up with light shading. But the soil will suit him even the poorest. Large-flowered purslane is one of the most spectacular species of beautifully flowering ground cover. They look great in the foreground of decorative compositions, in borders, on alpine slides, in a pot culture.
- Planting dates for purslane: March or the first decade of April;
- First shoots: 10 days, in good light and heat - in 2-3 days;
- Landing purslane in the ground: May-early June, after return frosts;
- Planting distance: 20-25 cm.
Purslane seeds are perfectly preserved. Therefore, this plant can be purchased for future use, sowing only a part of the flowers and noting the most successful varieties. High germination rate for large-flowered purslane seeds is characteristic for 3 - 4 years. But it's better to buy the freshest seeds available and keep them protected from high temperatures and the sun.
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