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Can You Help Me?

by Charles
(Byron,Ga USA)



I can't find the name for this plant anywhere. So I don't know how to take care of it. Can you please help with the name.


Drought Smart Plants reply;

Hi Charles, I'm not 100% sure, but this is either Delosperma (Ice Plant) or one of the lovely drought tolerant Portulaca.

They are very similar in appearance, and in their requirements.

They are both wonderful bright summer flowering annuals, used in many places - even on the 'hell strip'; that droughty, dusty, roadside area that generally gets completely neglected.

They thrive in brilliant sunshine, dry sandy soil, and virtually no care. If they seem to be flagging, a quick trim with the string trimmer will take off the dying flowers, after which it will bloom again with renewed vigor.

Happy Xeric Gardening!
Jacki


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