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Mojave® Yellow Purslane

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  • Height 4-8 Inches
  • Width 12-16 Inches
  • Use as a spiller when using in containers
  • Tough as nails plant with beautiful yellow flowers!

This low-growing stunner has sunshine-yellow blooms that last all summer. Once planted, Mojave® Yellow requires virtually no care. A succulent with long-lasting, green, cylindrical-shaped leaves, it forms a tough, dense mat that grows 4-8 inches high with a trailing habit. The ruffled, rose-like flowers stand facing up above the foliage. Mojave® has larger flowers than other varieties. Its heat tolerance is another great attribute – a good choice for warm climates and poor soils.

Mojave® Yellow purslane is drought, humidity, and salt tolerant. There are no notable pests or diseases, and it is deer resistant. The flowers of this South American native attract bees and butterflies. It creates an attractive spiller in a container, trailing up to 16 inches. In the landscape it does not spread outside its bounds, making it ideal for smaller gardens. It is a gorgeous addition to a cottage garden whether in pots or as a mass planting. It looks lovely in a rock or crevice garden, or spilling over a rock wall.

Mojave® Yellow Purslane Care

You do not need to fertilize this plant, but you can give it a balanced, slow-release fertilizer at planting time to encourage healthy growth and lots of flowers, if you wish. Deadheading is not needed; it will self-seed without becoming invasive. Give it an average amount of water when the top of the soil is dry. Water at the base of the plant to avoid damaging the flowers. Plant in average to poor soil such as well-drained, sandy or rock soil; it will tolerate clay soil.

Use a container that drains well. Mojave® Yellow purslane requires a full-sun location with 6-8 hours daily. Its flowers close at night and open the next day.

Mojave® Yellow Purslane Spacing

Grow six 4.5-inch plants in a 12-inch pot. Combine Mojave® Yellow with other colors of this variety. For example, plant it with Mojave® Fuchsia and Mojave® Tangerine for a vibrant mix. In the landscape, space them 8 to 10 inches apart. They will each spread 12 to 16 inches.

Mojave® Yellow Purslane Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 10-11
Flower Color(s): Yellow
Flower Description: Sunshine Yellow
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, 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 'Yellow'
Common Name: Mojave® Yellow Purslane
Other Name(s): Wingpod Purslane
Plant Type: Annual
Brand: Proven Winners

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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

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