Mojave® Mango – purslane – Portulaca umbraticola

Garden Height
4 - 8
8 - 10
12 - 16
Mounding Trailing
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Light Code
Light Level
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Need more plants that can tolerate extreme heat and drought? Try the Mojave® series of Portulaca. With large, vividly colored flowers that pollinators adore, they bloom non-stop from spring until frost. Mojave® Mango is a novel variety that shines with large, bright mango blossoms with a narrow scarlet ring around the center that creates a bullseye for pollinating bees and butterflies. Like others in the series, its blossoms are self-cleaning and the plant delivers a stellar garden performance all season.

  • Continuous Re-Bloom
  • Dead-Heading Not Necessary
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Long Blooming
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Succulent

Attracts: Bees, Butterflies

Maintenance Notes:

The flowers of Portulaca will close at night and reopen the next day.  They will tolerate dry soils, although they will perform optimally with average moisture.  These are tough plants that will tolerate poor soils and do not need a lot of fertilizer to perform well.  Deadheading is not needed.

Uses Notes:

Use in pots, window boxes, baskets and as an annual ground cover.

Maintenance Category: Easy

Water Category: Average

Bloom Time: Planting to Frost

Hardiness Zones: 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b

Flower Form: Container, Edging Plant, Groundcover, Landscape, Mass Planting

Soil Fertility: Average Soil, Poor Soil

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