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Portulaca umbraticola 'Yubi Summer Joy Rose'

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

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Alpines and Rock Gardens

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

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Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive stephanotis On Aug 6, 2006, stephanotis from Queen Creek, AZ (Zone 8b) wrote:

I wasn't expecting much out of this plant when I bought it at Home Depot last Summer. Boy was I surprised! Not only did it grow exponentially, but it flowered daily with bright pink blooms that opened only when the sun was shining. The blooms look identical to purslane. Then Winter hit, and we had an early freeze, and then a couple more freezes, and this plant survived it all! I threw a sheet over it and my other potted plants ALMOST every time it froze, and it made it through, unlike many of the other plants. It's still going strong, and I just bought a second one today in a pale pink variety, and hopefully that one will do just as well. Propagate by collecting seeds from the spent dried heads, or by rooting a cutting in water or peat moss. Very easy! It also only needs watering every few days, even in our heat, and can tolerate full sun or partial shade. Whatever you throw at it! I haven't tried full shade only because it needs the sunshine for it to bloom. A+!


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

Queen Creek, Arizona
North Port, Florida
Falmouth, Maine
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mathiston, Mississippi
Imperial, Nebraska

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