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Q.Stripping First Buds of Portulacas to Encourage Blooming

Zone eastcoast or south africa | bevy4 added on November 1, 2011 | Answered

I want to grow Portulaca in a hot afternoon sun wall. Will they do ok and should I strip the first buds to encourage flowering as in petunias?

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Answered on November 6, 2011

Portulaca does well in a full sun location and likes the heat, so it should be fine where you are planting them. You can strip the first buds, but that only helps a little. To encourage continuous blooming, make sure to remove spent flowers and keep the seed pods from forming.

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