Moss Rose

 

Portulaca grandiflora

 

Portulacaceae

 

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Form: Annual
Seasonality
: Sow seeds in spring, flowers summer to fall

Size: 6 inches high by 18 inches wide
Leaves
: Small, narrow fleshy leaves
Flowers
: Multiple bright showy colors of cup shaped flowers
Fruit
: Seed
Stems/Trunks
: Low growing, fleshy
Range/Origin
: South Africa
Hardiness
: Sunset Zones 1-24, H1, H2

Comments: No thorns, loves heat

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

         Exposure: Full sun

         Water: Moderate to regular

         Soil: Ordinary, well drained soils

        Propagation: Seed

         Maintenance: Minimal

 

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