Grow moss rose portulaca grandiflora


Portulaca is great for containers, rock gardens, between sunny stepping-stones, as an edging, or in any well-drained or dry garden spot. The sunnier the better. Heat, drought, and poor soil bring out the best of this plant. In fact, it flowers better in poor soil than rich.

Portulaca is covered with many large, semi-double flowers throughout the warm months to form a cheerful summer ground cover or trailing plant. The blooms need sunlight to open, so they close in the evening and on cloudy days. Portulaca grows vigorously, even in sandy soil. It is also salt tolerant, making a great choice for the beach. Plant in spring after all danger of frost is past. Also known as moss rose.

Bright five-petalled flowers of red, pink, apricot, carmine, buttercup yellow, purple or white appear in summer on this small, decorative edging plant.

The original Portulacas grew in many of the countries of South America and the West Indies where there is almost constant sunshine. Therefore the fact that the flowers only opened when in full sun was not important. Those which we grow are hybrids produced from these Portulacas can be grown indoors or outside and make ideal hanging plants.

This is a small tufted plant that grows to about 15cm (6in) high but some varieties will spread rapidly to measure about 60cm (24in) across. The flowers can be 2-5cm (1— 2in) in size and either single or double. They have a centre of bright yellow stamens.

Moss Rose ( Portulaca Grandiflora Mix ) - Moss Rose seeds establish easily and produce the perfect ground cover plants for an eye-catching display of long-lasting, tropical color. Portulaca Moss Rose works well in hot, dry garden spots. This mix of Portulaca seeds offers a collection of some of the most intense, colorful blooms you will ever see! The 2-inch flowers on these ground cover plants are fully double and beautifully shaped. The blooms stay opened for long periods of time, and they are nestled above the succulent foliage like shrub roses.

These Portulaca ground cover plants grow to 6 inches tall and spread an incredible 14 -16 inches in the sunny garden. In addition to ground cover, Portulaca Moss Rose plants are perfect for filling containers to overflowing with small, needle-like foliage and masses of great blooms.

Sow Moss Rose ground cover seed in starter trays or individual pots 6 - 8 weeks before end of frost season. Press the Moss Rose seeds into the soil but do not cover. The seeds need light to germinate. Transplant the Moss Rose seedlings into the garden 12 inches apart. Portulaca seeds can also be directly sown in prepared soil outdoors after all danger of frost. Moss Rose ground cover plants tolerate heat and drought, but they do look best with occasional watering. Portulaca Moss Rose care includes cutting back the plants during the summer to help them to stay neat and to extend their blooms into fall.

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Portulaca is great for containers, rock gardens, between sunny stepping-stones, as an edging, or in any well-drained or dry garden spot. The sunnier the better. Heat, drought, and poor soil bring out the best of this plant. In fact, it flowers better in poor soil than rich.

Portulaca is covered with many large, semi-double flowers throughout the warm months to form a cheerful summer ground cover or trailing plant. The blooms need sunlight to open, so they close in the evening and on cloudy days. Portulaca grows vigorously, even in sandy soil. It is also salt tolerant, making a great choice for the beach. Plant in spring after all danger of frost is past. Also known as moss rose.

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