Thursday, February 17, 2011

Fanciful Portulacas

Portulacas are so a common a plant, you can almost found them in most garden here. They are low-growing and spreading plants and very easy to grow by using stem propagation. You can just pinch and stick it in the soil and soon you have thriving plants. Portulacas Grandiflora are commonly known as Moss Rose or Sun Plant but here they are called Japanese Rose. They come in so many beautiful cultivars about 100 of them and bright colourful blooms, whether double or single layers. Here are some of the varieties grown in my garden, either in hanging pots or on the ground.




dark pink double layer






very small yellow blooms














single layer Yubi pink











Sunnyside Yellow







Sunnyside Flame (peach)










2 colours in a pot - Sunnyside yellow and peach (double layer)




Fairytale Cinderella Orange




Fairytale Cinderella Pink





Fairytale Cinderella with 2 colour combinations in one pot




Single layer Yubi Yellow flower




Yubi Yellow




the Yubi varieties are those with big single layer blooms

white double layer



Yubi white single layer




single and double layer white portulacas in one pot











These fanciful colourful portulacas are shown for Blooming Friday themed Fanciful hosted by Katarina of Roses and Stuff and Tootsie/Glenda's Flaunt Your Flowers/Fertiliser Friday. Lets take a peek at their gardens and see what's blooming this Friday.





34 comments:

rainfield61 said...

They dressed up so nicely, to attract us.

AnnCharlotte said...

The Fairytail Cinderella is georgious....
have a nice weekend ;)

One said...

Fairytale Cinderella? They are unique indeed. Where did you find them? Did you meet her ugly step sisters?

Charlotta said...

Oh, I just loved that Cinderella! Marvellous:)
Take care,
Charlotta

Suss o Kai said...

ooh so many beutiful flowers /Suss

milka said...

The 2-colour ones are beautiful. First time i see, very special.

LindaLunda said...

I love the Fairytale Cinderella !!!!
They are so happy!

Sunray said...

Beautiful flowers and photos.
Cher
Goldenray Yorkies

Gunilla said...

So many fantstic flowers and beautiful colours.
I like them all.

Have a nice weekend
Gunilla

A Garden of Threads said...

They grow very well here in the sand. Love the pink and yellow coloured flowers. Have a great weekend.

p3chandan said...

Rainfield, they dressed up to go to a fancy dress party! :)

AnnCharlotte thank you. I love them too! You too have a great weekend.

One, very unique indeed, I found them in Ipoh with the step sisters but they were too ugly, so I didnt take them home..only Cinderella came with me!

Everybody seemed to love Cinderella Suss. Thank you.

Amy said...

They are beautiful and tough as nails! I love to put them in pots because they actually survive our heat! I have never seen the Fairytale Cinderella...very pretty.

p3chandan said...

Charlotta, Linda everybody seems to love Fairytale Cinderella, they are unique!

Cher, Gunilla thank you for the compliments! Have a nice weekend to you too Gunilla.

p3chandan said...

Jen, Amy they are quite hardy, low maintenance and easy to grow plants. And they love the sun too much! The Fairytale Cinderella seems quite common in the warmer part of your country. Here we seldom see them, so Im lucky to have found them! You too have a great weekend!

easygardener said...

I like them and I keep one over the winter in the greenhouse so it can flower the following year. I love the bright colours best.
Have a lovely weekend.

fer said...

Very cute flowers. In my country we call them chisme(gossip) because they spread so easily

p3chandan said...

Easygardener, its nice to know that you can keep them warm throughout winter. Spring is coming soon, so yours will be blooming soon. You too have a good weekend!

Really Fer? An apt name for them cos they really can spread around! Here they are known as Japanese rose, I dont know why!

guild-rez said...

Very pretty and colourful portulac pitcures.
Kram Gisela.

Bangchik said...

Now I know the name is Portulacas ..Kakdah always refer by malay name. She has a few of those in shallow pots. They are colourful or fanciful as you mentioned.

p3chandan said...

Kram Gisela, they ahve pretty colours and they look so lovely when they bloom in the morning.

Bangchik, here we call Ros Jepun, very easy to grow them.

Sun-ni Mi-ni Gardener said...

The Fairytale Cinderella are really, really special...have not seen them before either! Must look out for them now that I know they exist...lolz! BTW how did the step-sisters look like :-) ?

Les said...

I planted some of the Yubis this past summer and really loved them, they were trouble-free. The only issue I had with them is that they did not open until late morning and were closed by the time I got home from work, so I could only enjoy them on my day off.

Lady of Leisure said...

cantiknya memacam colour ada, i dont know why my portulacas tak berapa nak jadi, tangkai turned red, daun gugur takde pucuk baru then mati.. :(

debsgarden said...

You have a wonderful variety! I love the Fairytale Cinderellas, as well as the simple Yubi single white. How delightful!

kitchen flavours said...

They are really pretty. I used to grow them in pots and they really go wild! My favourite has always been the single yellow big ones!

Gela said...

Beautyful pictures!! Have a nice weekend/Gela

Donna said...

you have some beautiful varities I have never seen

p3chandan said...

Les hope you are enjoying your day with those beautiful Yubis today!

Lady, thank you. Maybe its too much water, they should have well-drained soil. Or not enough sun for your portulacas.

Thank you Debs, they have so many varieties and in all lovely colours!

Joy, I cant choose, just love them all!

Thank you Gela, you too have a nice weekend!

Donna, thank you. These are just the tip of the iceberg so to speak..they have about 100 variaties and amazing colour combinations!

Glädjekällan said...

They are all lovely. I have seen them in Great Britain but never here where I live.
Birgitta

p3chandan said...

Hello Birgitta, thank you. They are very easy to grow either from seeds or stem cuttings and they love lots of sunshine!Thanks for dopping by my garden, happy weekend!

Katarina said...

These pretty flowers are new to me. I guess they wouldn't like our climate. But how lovely with such pretty things that so easily can be propagated.

p3chandan said...

Katarina, you can have them during your spring, summer and autumn and during winter you can bring them in the house or your greenhouse. Although they love full sunshine, they can survive in semi shade too. They look lovely as a low border or in pots or window boxes when their lovely blooms open up in the morning.

Tootsie said...

I am so sorry to be here tardy but here none the less!….thanks for linking in this post…I hope you will link in again soon! I love portulaca

Rameshwari Thakur said...

These flowers are so beautiful, especially Fairytale Cinderella Orange, and this variety I have never seen before. Great!!!