How to grow Purslane terry large-flowered in your pot and garden
Mixture with large double and semi-double flowers up to 4 cm in diameter. It is characterized by a wide range of bright colors and abundant flowering. Spreading plants, good as a ground cover, for creating carpet flower beds. Used when decorating borders, alpine slides. Drought-resistant, unpretentious, recommended for poor soils. Growing conditions. Sowing superficially, under glass or film. Seeds germinate at a temperature of 21 -24 ° C in 7-10 days. Landing in open ground when the threat of frost has passed. Prefers drained, light, sandy loam soils, sunny location.
Diascia a beautiful flower that overshadows petunia and lobelia – ideal for groundcover, pot and flower beds
Where is it better to plant a large-flowered terry purslane in your garden?
Of course, in order for the plants to feel good in the garden and bloom beautifully, you need to choose the right place for planting them. So, large-flowered purslane grows well in an open, sunny area, as well as in a small penumbra. If the plant does not receive enough sun, then its color will be poor. Therefore, sufficient light is the main fundamental requirement for the successful cultivation of purslane.
Such a culture grows quite normally on poor sandy soil. You should not plant it on peat soil, as good soil nutrition stimulates active growth shoots and interfere with flowering. It is important that the purslane grows in a dry area, as stagnant water can cause it to rot. That is why you do not need to water the plant too abundantly. Humidification is carried out only in especially strong heat, when the soil dries out sufficiently. Since the purslane is a succulent, it can grow normally with prolonged overdrying.
Most gardeners breed purslane seedlings, as this is the most convenient way for our climate. In southern warm countries, sowing seeds directly into the ground is more practised, but the climatic conditions of the middle zone are not very suitable for a heat-loving plant. The opinions of professional gardeners on when it is better to prepare seeds for seedlings differ – some believe that this should be done in late February or early March, others prefer to plant purslane in April. The second option is more preferable, since the daylight hours are already longer and warmer, so that the plants do not have to be highlighted artificially.