Monday, July 14, 2014

Purslane and Portulaca

I've always loved portulaca with its delicate beautifully colored flowers.  It's a kind of purslane, I think or at least a relative.  Some kinds of purslane are annoying weeds.  But not this one;  this is Purslane Rio Scarlet, which is new to me.  It has really beautiful flowers and loves this heat.  It really is more beautiful than either of the photos shows.  Of course I got this beauty at Portland Nursery.


It's hard for me to get a really good photo of it myself.  The flowers open only in the sun and my camera doesn't do so well with extreme light conditions but here it is on my step.

And this is the portulaca in front of ornamental oregano

No comments: