Varieties of Portulaca

Varieties of Portulaca

Portulaca is easy to grow and comes in different bright colors. They are excellent for hanging baskets, flower beds, and ground cover.

We've compiled the best varieties of Portulaca here. Read on.

Three main types of Portulaca grow naturally around us:

1. Portulaca grandiflora

Usually growing between 5-10 inches tall, Portulaca grandiflora succulent plants produce flowers in various colors, including pink, purple, blue, white, light green, dark green, and cream.

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  • Moss Rose

    Botanical Name: Portulaca grandiflora

    Moss Rose is one of the most popular plants in the Portulaca Family. It has beautiful rose-like blossoms in various colors, including pink, red, orange, and yellow.

  • Margarita Rosita

    Botanical name: Portulaca grandi­flora 'Margarita Rosita'

    Margarita Rosita is a lovely cultivar with spreading, mounding, and upright growing habits that make it ideal for covering large areas. It can grow up to 10–12 inches tall and produces abundant rose-like pink blooms.

  • Sundance

Botanical name: Portulaca grandi­flora 'Sundance'

Sundance produces beautiful bright red and pink blooms that are pretty striking.

  • Rio Rose

    Botanical Name: Portulaca grandiflora 'Rio Rose.'

    Rio Rose shows pink, single, cup-shaped flowers. It grows to 6 inches tall and spreads to 12 inches wide.Portulaca

2.Portulaca umbraticola

These flowering shrubs produce bright red stems, and their flowers come in various hues, including orange, yellow, white, red, and pink.

  • Wingpod Purslane

Botanical Name: Portulaca umbraticola

They're gorgeous with cup-like flowers in various colors, including red, white, scarlet, and even double color.

  • Mojave Pink

    Botanical name: Portulaca umbrisecta' Mojave Pink.'

    Mojave Pink is part of the Mojave series of plants and has a trailing growth that makes it look suitable for a window box, container, and hanging basket plantings.

  • Mojave Tangerine

    Botanical name: Portulaca um­braticola 'Mojave Tangerine.'

    With its bright yellow-orange flowers, the tangerine portulaca looks lovely in the garden all year round. It makes an excellent choice for planting in groups.Portulaca

3.Portulaca oleracea

Common Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) is a pretty, small plant that is both decorative and nutritious.


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  • Rio Grande Scarlet

    Botanical Name: Portulaca oleracea ‘Rio Grande Scarlet'

    Rio Scarlet is a small, low-growing, spreading vine that makes an excellent ground cover, container, or hanging baskets.

  • Fairytale Cinderella

    Botanical name: Portulaca oleracea 'Fairytale Cinderella'

    Fairytale Cinderella is called Cindy and is famous for having a pom­pom in the center in orange and pink hues.

  • Tequila Sunrise

Botanical name: Portulaca ole­racea 'Tequila Sunrise.'

Tequila Sunrise produces cup-shaped, single flowers with orange and yellow flowers. It looks great when planted in clusters and mixed with different colors of Portulaca.

  • Fairytale Sleeping Beauty

    Botanical name: Portulaca oleracea 'fairytale sleeping beauty.'

    Fairytale Sleeping Beauty grows well in pathways with vivid flowers of different colors, including pinks, yellows, and greens. It's one of the best varieties of Portulaca you can grow.

  • Fairytale Snow White

    Botanical name: Portulaca oleracea 'Fairytale Snow White.'

    Another beautiful member of the Fairy Tale collection, Snow White, has pure white blooms that are perfect for your pathways.

  • Happy Hour Deep Red

    Botanical name: Portulaca oleracea 'Happy Hour Series.

    It is best suited for garden wall pr pathways with its fierce red, fully double flowers.

  • Happy Trails Deep Red

    Botanical name: Portulaca oleracea 'Happy Trails Deep Red.'

    It is a low-growing plant that grows up to eight to nine inches tall with a spreading growth habit.

  • Happy Trails Fuchsia

    Botanical name: Portulacca oleracea ‘Happy Trails Fuchsia’

    Happy Trails Fuchsias are yet another lovely selection of Portulaca with an extended flowering season from summer to fall. These semi-double, pinkish-rose-colored blossoms make them an excellent choice for gardens.

  • Happy Trails Pink

    Botanical Name: Portulaca oleracea 'Happy Trails Pink.'

    Happy Trails Pink has been known to reach heights of up to 10 inches and spread out three times its size. As a result, it is ideal for hanging baskets with delicate pink flowers.

  • Happy Trails Yellow

    Botanical Name: Portulaca oleracea 'Happy Trails Yellow.'

    Yet another low-growing plant with a trailing growing pattern and bright yellow flower is Happy Trail Yellow. It's perfect for containers because its compact nature makes it easy to grow.

  • Samba Pink

Botanical name: Portulaca oleracea' Samba pink'.

Samba Pink is a delightful bi-colored variety. It produces cup-shaped, single blooms.

  • Sundial Peach

Botanical name: Portulaca oleracea ‘Sundial Peach’.

Sundial Peach has an unusual blossom color! The peach color flowers have a very delicate texture.

  • Sundial Peppermint

Botanical name: Portulaca oleracea 'Sun Dial Series.'

A member of the Sundial series, Sundial Peppermint has a unique bi-color pattern. It grows to six to eight inches tall, with a voracious spreading habit.

  • Sunseeker White

Botanical Name: Portulaca oleracea' Sunseeker white.'

Sunseeker white grows up to six to eight inches tall. It has small, fully double flowers with a papery texture.

  • Sunseeker Orange

Botanical name: Portulaca oleracea 'Sunseeker orange

This beautiful plant has bright orange, fully double flowers with yellow stamens. It usually grows up to 6-10 inches tall.

  • Sunseeker Red

Botanical Name: Portulaca oleracea' Sunseeker Red.'

Sunseeker Red is one of the best varieties of Portulaca for growing indoors. It has a delicate look, fully double red flowers.

  • Cherry

Botanical Name: Portulaca oleracea 'Cherry.'

It is a compact plant that grows low. It has small, bright pink, cup-shaped blooms that look lovely.

  • Duet

Botanical Name: Portulaca oleracea ‘Duet'

Duet can look beautiful in any space, whether it be a window box or hanging basket, because of its beautiful; bi-colored blooms

  • Lemon

Botanical Name: Portulaca oleracea' Lemon.'

This variety is a drought and heat-tolerant plant that can help beautify your yard through summer until autumn with its bright lemon-yellow flowers.

  • Pink Ice

Botanical Name: Portulaca Oleracea ‘Pink Ice'

Pink Ice is another stunning Portulaca plant suited for cottage-style or informal gardens. It has small, single, pale rose-pink flowers that look spectacular!

  • Rio Apricot

Botanical Name: Portulaca oleracea Rio Series

It is a compact variety growing up to 4-6 inches tall. The delicate flowers have overlapping petals.

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Dr. Vandana K.