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Purslane

Claytonia spp.

Also known as

Spring beauty

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Purslane

A close up of a white flower and a green leaf of a Claytonia plant
A close up of some green Claytonia leaves and white flowers
A photo of Purslane
A close up of a white Claytonia flower growing out of a green leaf

Purslane Overview

Claytonia is a genus of under 30 evergreen perennial and annual species, some of which are consumed as leaf vegetables. Originally from mountainous areas in Asia and North America, this genus has been widely naturalised in Western Europe. Flowers are small and pretty, in shades of white, pink and purple and foliage is large leaved and succulent.

Common problems with Purslane

How to propagate Purslane

Division

Seed or division in autumn.

Seed

Special features of Purslane

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Purslane

Grown for their suitability in alpine houses.