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Mojave® Fuchsia Purslane

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  • Height 4-8 Inches
  • Width 12-16 Inches
  • Use as a spiller when using in containers
  • An herb, a succulent and an annual all in 1 plant!

Portulaca, Moss Rose, Wingpod Purslane...all are common names of Portulaca umbraticola, a beautiful low growing sun loving annual which has been a time-honored addition to many gardens throughout the years. Mojave Fuchsia is a deep fuchsia flower with a red center and bright yellow stamens on succulent dark green leaves and is one of five colors available in the Mojave series.

Native to hot regions of North American and Mexico, P. umbraticola thrives as a short-lived perennial in Zones 10a to 11b and an annual in Zones 2-9. Coastal gardeners, this is a salt tolerant annual for your salt prone gardens! It is a long, continuous bloomer that will make a wonderful foreground plant for your cottage garden, borders or edging and make a great cascading plant in large planters where it will trail up to 16 inches.

Mojave Fuchsia Purslane Care

While its parent plant is considered a weed in its native climates, this improved variety will not behave in an unruly manner. Tolerant of heat, drought and salt prone soils, this sun loving annual will also tolerate poor soils. Preferred pH is 6.0 to 6.5. It appreciates moderate watering when dry as it is shallow rooted.. It does not need fertilization and it requires high light to produce blooms. Aphids can be problematic so use of insecticidal soap is recommended.

No deadheading is needed and pinching back is not needed for continuous flowering. Pruning is not required as this variety does not get out of hand. Pair this low mounding/trailing annual with other colors in the Mojave series, and throw a spike of pennistemon as a thriller in a large container. It also pairs well with sedum and creeping zinnias as well as other sun loving annuals.

Mojave Fuchsia Purslane Spacing

Proper spacing will help to alleviate possible insect infestation. Growing 8 to 16 inches tall and spreading 12 to 16 inches wide, give these plants 8 to 10 inches of space between plants. Mojave Fuchsia makes a wonderful ground cover when massed out in your landscape, borders and edgings and compliments many taller annuals in your cottage garden. Don’t miss out on the opportunity for bright pink, easy to care for color in your full sun annual garden.

Mojave® Fuchsia Purslane Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 10-11
Flower Color(s): Pink
Flower Description: Fuchsia
Bloom Period: Planting To Frost
Foliage Color(s) Green
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Height Class: Short
Height: 4-8 Inches
Spread: 12-16 Inches
Spacing: 8-10 Inches
Habit: Trailing
Watering: Average
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role: Spiller
Use Types: Container, Edging Plant, Groundcover, Hanging Baskets, Landscape, Mass Planting
Features: Salt Tolerant, Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer, Large Flowers, Deadheading Not Necessary, Pollinator Attractor
Maintenance: Easy
Scientific Name: Portulaca umbraticola 'DPORMOJAFU' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
Common Name: Mojave® Fuchsia Purslane
Other Name(s): Wingpod Purslane
Plant Type: Annual
Brand: Proven Winners
SKU:
PORMFP

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

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Plant Shipping

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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations