Portulaca - Seeds & Bulbs
Portulaca (Moss Rose)
Beautiful 1" to 2" rose-like, double, brilliantly colored flowers in red, cerise, rose pink, orange, yellow and white. Portulaca does best in hot locations and climates. They look great in hanging baskets, rock gardens, and areas with reflected heat such as parking strips. The low-growing plants make a wonderful groundcover. Very drought tolerant - water only occasionally. Reseeds readily.
Flower Type: Annual
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Fall
Exposure: Full Sun
When to Sow Outside: After last average frost, when temperatures are warm.
When to Sow Inside: Recommended for cool climates such as those in New England: 4-6 weeks before the last average frost.
Seed Depth: Requires light to germinate. Press seed lightly onto soil surface.
Seed Spacing: 2"
Days to Emerge: 10 - 15
Thinning: When 1/2" tall 12" apart.