Magenta PurslaneRio Grande Magenta Purslane (Rose Moss) has large, single blooms that are reddish-pink in color. Rio Grande Purslane has larger more tropical looking blooms than some of the other varieties. The blooms can grow to 2 inches across and tend to cover the green foliage with a mass of color.

Purslane is a low-growing annual that produces vibrant blooms in a variety of colors. A succulent by nature, it bears fleshy purple-green stems and shiny dark green leaves. Purslane showcases vividly striking blooms of apricot, orange, rose, scarlet, yellow, and white and makes an excellent rock garden or container plant that can withstand hot and dry conditions. Butterflies and hummingbirds are attracted to the bright blooms. The flowers will close at night and on cloudy days, so don’t panic, they will open again when the sun comes out. Purslane does not require too much water because it is a succulent and therefore doesn’t like to stand in wet soil.

Size: #4.5

Spacing: Plant 12″ to 15″ apart.

Height: Grows 3″ to 4″ tall.

How To Grow: Plant in full sun.

Outstanding Features: Purslane attracts hummingbirds and butterlfies. It is also edible. Add it to your salads or use as a garnish.

Tips: Purslane is heat-loving and drought tolerant.

Uses: Garden Bed, Containers, Borders, Landscapes, Rock Gardens, Xeriscapes

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2 Responses to “Rio Grande Magenta Purslane (Rose Moss)”

  • darlene:

    Re: Purslane Rio Rose
    Can this flower be kept indoors over the winter? They seem to thrive in my landscape, and I hate to see their season end!

  • jason:


    Thanks for contacting us. Purslane is a succulent that loves hot weather. You can probably keep it alive through the winter if you place the plant in a warm room near a south facing window. It may not look very good or bloom but it will probably live.

    You might also try taking cuttings and rooting them in water to keep the purslane going through the winter.

    Hope this helps.

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