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Q.Should I pulled up the spent portulaca for winter or just cut it to ground level?

Zone 43062 | saralee_thatsme added on October 11, 2018 | Answered

My portulaca are done for the year. I dont know if I should just cut them down to ground level or pull them up. I realize they will not grow back but I would like for the plants natural seeding to grow again next year.

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Answered on October 11, 2018

Either will be fine, but I would tend to lean towards leaving them in ground. They will break down and become part of the soil over winter.

Here is an article that will give you information about the portulaca: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/portulaca/portulaca-plants.htm

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