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Portulaca grandiflora 'Tequila Fuchsia'

Family: Portulacaceae
Genus: Portulaca (por-tew-LAK-uh) (Info)
Species: grandiflora (gran-dih-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Tequila Fuchsia
Additional cultivar information: (Tequila™ series)

One member has or wants this plant for trade.

Alpines and Rock Gardens

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Bloom Time:


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Tammylp On Jul 15, 2012, Tammylp from Lima, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Mine are a hot pink, as seen in picture. This little plant has been reseeding for several years; not usually sprouting until June, but grows quickly. I dig up ( as they can pop up anywhere) the seedlings, put them into seedling pots until I figure out where I want them. I usually plant them in places/pots that dry out too fast, as they can take heat and abuse. I just wish the deer didn't love them so.....


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lima, Ohio

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