Portulaca oleracea 'Cupcake Series'


Tips for Homeowners:

Despite the fact that these are succulents, they are such heavy producers that they require adequate water and fertilizer every 2-4 weeks to perform at their best.  

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Cultivar colors include 'Carrot,' 'Cherry Baby,' 'Grape Jelly,' 'Peachy' and 'Yellow Chrome.'

  • An annual that loves it hot and dry
  • Low maintenance
  • Blooms non-stop in the sun

Excellent for use in containers, along walks or in rock gardens.

Height: 6-12 in
Spread: 15-18 in
Zone: 10-11
Color: Orange, Peach, Pink, Yellow

Interesting Notes about Purslane:

Portulaca annuals are one of the easiest plants to grow because they tolerate the heat of the summer sun and because their vigorous nature offers a quick and constant showy display all summer.  All it takes is water and room to grow.  The flowers do close at night and on cloudy days.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Ground Cover
  • Border or Bed
  • Fast Growing
  • Blooms all Season
  • Great Foliage
  • Container
  • Long Blooming
  • Low Maintenance
  • Rock Garden
  • Mass Planting
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Fertilize Often
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Hanging Basket

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Trailing
  • Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Dry Soil
  • Average Water