Leo A. Martin leo@possi.org
Mon, 15 Apr 2013 21:07:33 PDT
Dylan asked me

> Can you not grow the tuberous Talinum species (caffrum, whitei,
> angustifolium etc.) in Phoenix?

Yes, we can grow Anacampseros, Avonia, Grahamia, Portulaca and Talinum. It's the
lewisias that I (and others) have trouble getting through our summers.

Lisa wrote

> Some of the newly acquired Lewisia are blooming; I don't know if they
> require separate plants for pollination to be successful; but I'll
> give it a try anyway.

All the Portulacaceae I have grown are not only self-fertile, but self-pollinating. A
few are greenhouse weeds under some circumstances. I can't speak to Lewisia.

Leo Martin
Phoenix Arizona USA

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