by Ann-Marie Levine
(Port Washington, NY)
I purchased these last week at a nursery but neglected to ask what they were. The stalks and leaves remind me of the spiky sedums (angelina etc.) but with fewer leaves.
The flowers are papery and there is quite a bit of budding.
I have them in a rail box in the full sun (we are in Zone 7). Not sure what their habit is, but they look like they will spread.
Drought Smart Plants reply:
Hi Ann-Marie - you'll love these.
They're Portulaca, and these are annuals grown from seed every year, so enjoy them in a warm sunny area, without too much water.
As you've noted, they have similar succulent leaves to Sedum, and like the same conditions.
See these posts for more:
Two Succulents Flowering
Basket of Unknown Beauty
The Strange Tale of the Nasturtium Seed