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Little Hogweed, Common Purslane, Portulaca oleracea, Sheffields's Seed Co., Inc.
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Little Hogweed, Common Purslane, Portulaca oleracea, Sheffields's Seed Co., Inc.

Portulaca oleracea

Common Purslane, Little Hogweed

In Stock: 0.366 lb (Total:0.366lb)
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0.37 lb


Germination test:
Cut (Full Seed)
Seeds per lb:
0.37 lb
Collected in:
The Netherlands
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Item ID:

Growing Info

Scarification: none required
Stratification: none required
Germination: surface sow and keep moist, tamp the soil. Cover to keep light out. Remove cover after germination.

Welcome to the world of Portulaca Oleracea, also known as Common Purslane, Little Hogweed or Pigweed. This succulent annual herb is a member of the family Portulacaceae, and can grow up to 40cm in height. With an old-world distribution extending from North Africa to Malesia and Australasia, this herb is cultivated in over 40 varieties.

Despite being considered a weed in some regions, it has been enjoyed as a leaf vegetable for more than 4,000 years, owing to its slightly sour and salty taste. Purslane is also grown as a medicinal plant for its numerous benefits.

This fast-growing, heat-tolerant herb has smooth reddish stems and alternate leaves. Its yellow flowers have five regular parts and bloom depending upon rainfall, making it a year-round herb. The tiny pods containing seeds open when they're ready, and purslane is known for its ability to thrive in poor, compacted soils and drought conditions, making it an ideal choice for those who want an easy and low maintenance garden.

Discover the versatile Portulaca oleracea, and enjoy its numerous benefits today.

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