Wingpod Purslane
Portulaca umbraticola 'Yubi Yellow'

Family: Portulacaceae
Genus: Portulaca (por-tew-LAK-uh) (Info)
Species: umbraticola (um-bruh-TEE-koh-luh) (Info)
Cultivar: Yubi Yellow
Additional cultivar information:(Yubi™ series)

Category:

Annuals

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

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)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Mobile, Alabama

Pine Level, Alabama

Tuskegee, Alabama

Phoenix, Arizona

Queen Creek, Arizona

Wilmington, Delaware

Orlando, Florida

Pompano Beach, Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida (2 reports)

Hawkinsville, Georgia

New Castle, Indiana

Denham Springs, Louisiana

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Wilmington, North Carolina

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Baytown, Texas

Dallas, Texas

Houston, Texas

Odessa, Texas

San Augustine, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 3, 2014, JohnBoggan wrote:

This is a cultivar of Portulaca umbraticola, not P. oleracea (a common misidentification in cultivation).

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On Nov 26, 2012, Menk from Darling Downs
Australia wrote:

I have been doing some research into the taxonomy of Yubi Portulacas, which are called Portea Portulacas here in Australia. Whether the Porteas and Yubis are separate "strains" I am unsure. The precise parentage of the Yubi Portlacas seems to be shrouded in mystery.

The Japanese horticulturalist Hiromi Matsukizono holds the original patents of the Yubi purslanes. He describes them all as stabilized "cultivars of P. oleracea". This suggests that the Yubi series of cultivars are the same species as the wild P. oleracea, recognized by gardeners the world over as a common nuisance weed with miniscule flowers. So how can the Yubi purslanes be the same species?

A botanist friend has suggested to me that a lot of these "species" and the hybrids derived from them ar... read more

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On Oct 10, 2007, macybee from Deer Park, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Portulaca
There are about 100 species of semi-succulent annuals or perennials in this genus, indigenous to the warm, dry regions of the world. The fleshy leaves vary in color from white to green or red, but it is for their flowers that they are grown--cup-shaped, white, yellow, apricot, pink, purple or scarlet in color, and resembling roses in form.
Cultivation: They are easily grown in all climates. In cooler areas they should not be planted out until the danger of frost has passed. Because they are plants of the deserts they need sun, well-drained soil and only occasional watering. Propagate from seed in spring or cuttings in summer. Check for aphids.
Portulaca oleracea (Purslane)
The oldest member of the genus in cultivation, this is a sprawling annual with ... read more