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PlantFiles: Purslane, Pigweed
Portulaca oleracea 'Fairytale Sleeping Beauty'

Family: Portulacaceae
Genus: Portulaca (por-tew-LAK-uh) (Info)
Species: oleracea (awl-lur-RAY-see-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Fairytale Sleeping Beauty
Additional cultivar information: (Fairytale series)

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

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under 6 in. (15 cm)

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USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive mkjones On Aug 15, 2005, mkjones from Aurora, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

A fabulous double purslane. Beautiful thick growth, and super bright yellow double blooms. Great plant.

Positive AridArea On Oct 2, 2004, AridArea from Chandler, AZ (Zone 10a) wrote:

This plant has thrived throughout the Phoenix summer! Cuttings from this plant are doing just as well in Tucson. I am so happy with the constant yellow flowers. (Posted 10/01/2004)


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

Chandler, Arizona
Cape Coral, Florida
Roanoke, Texas
Southlake, Texas

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