24 June 2007

Another Volunteer

It's early summer in the front yard display flower garden. For the third year in a row, the portulaca came back from seeds by itself. But just a few plants came back this year. This is a low growing plant that has succulent-type leaves, and requires little water. The flowers only open in full sun, though.

Thankfully the white color characteristics stayed with the plant and seeds. Once the seedlings were discovered growing in the spring, I was afraid that they would have some of the psychedelic colors that portulaca are known for. Plants that produce seeds can sometimes create seeds with characteristics different from the parent.