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Common purslane 'goldgelber'

Portulaca oleracea

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goldgelber is a variety of Common purslane which is a member of the Portulaca family. Its botanical name is Portulaca oleracea 'goldgelber'. goldgelber is a variety of OP Common purslane .

A low-growing plant with succulent, crunchy leaves and juicy stems. Leaves are golden and shiny. The flavor is rather bland.

This variety is an Succulent that typically grows as an Evergreen, which is defined as a plant that retains leaves throughout the year. goldgelber normally grows to a mature height of 15.2 cm (that's 5.93 inches imperial).

goldgelber Common purslane is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about goldgelber have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow goldgelber

  • Full Sun

  • Very Low

Can be grown as single plants, but it may be more productive to sow thickly and harvest seedlings when they are 2-4 inches (5 to 10 cm) tall. 3-4 total cuttings are possible.

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water very sparingly. goldgelber is generally regarded as a half hardy plant, so it will need protecting in periods of cold weather. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with goldgelber are Zone 7 and Zone 11. goldgelber needs a loamy, sandy and silty soil with a ph of 6.1 to 7.8 (weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing goldgelber from seed

By our calculations, you should look at sowing goldgelber about 49 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting goldgelber

goldgelber is half hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting goldgelber

Other Names for Common purslane 'goldgelber'

Golden, Winter