Double Blend Portulaca (Moss Rose) Seeds


4.4444444444444 out of 5 stars
(9 reviews)
Availability: In Stock

Low-growing plants create a carpet of brilliantly colored, 1"–2" rose-like, double flowers that bloom on sunny days throughout the heat of summer. Very drought tolerant, moss roses need only occasional watering. Wonderful for dry banks and areas with reflected heat such as parking strips or along concrete sidewalks. Self-sows readily!

$2.29 250 mg (~700 seeds)

Botanical Name: Portulaca grandiflora

Family: Portulacaceae

Native: Paraguay, Argentina, and Uruguay

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual. May reseed to come back following year.

Plant Dimensions: 4"-8" tall, 8" wide. 1" leaves are succulent and cylindrical.

Variety Information: 1"–2" double rose-like flowers in brilliant colors of red, cherry, rose-pink, orange, yellow, white, and pastel shades

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Drought Tolerant, Good for Containers, Heat Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–85°F.

When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date. Recommended for cooler summer climates, such as those in New England or the Pacific Northwest.

Days to Emerge: 10–15 days

Seed Depth: Press into surface

Seed Spacing: 2"

Thinning: When ½" tall, thin to 1 every 6"

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Double Blend Portulaca (Moss Rose) Seeds Reviews

9 reviews


5 out of 5 stars Jul 11, 2019
I have always liked Portulaca flowers and the seed from Botanical Interests is the best.
Jim Shaffer from TN

Lovely flowers for little water.

5 out of 5 stars Apr 6, 2020
Widely scatter the seeds of this easy to grow ground cover in a dry planter strip. It needs little water to bloom profusely, and the flowers will transform into a carpet of multicolored jewels.
Susan Patrick from CA

Did not come up

2 out of 5 stars Aug 6, 2020
Did not come up
Owner Response: Hi Betty, It looks like you had trouble germinating a few varieties. Our seeds are tested regularly to ensure great germination and we are always here to help. A customer service agent will be with you soon to help.

No abundant blooms but an easy to grow plant.

4 out of 5 stars Oct 29, 2020
The seeds germinated quite well and I planted one pot full of portulaca. The only issue seemed to be that I would have one bloom per day. This is the first year I've tried it, so perhaps next year I'll try compost as opposed to potting mix. The flowers I did see were beautiful!
Emily from VA

I always bought them in a six-pack before 2020

5 out of 5 stars Nov 29, 2020
But now I will always grow them from seed because i took half of my the teeny-weeny slivery seedlings and put them to grow in our sidewalk cracks & is that magical or what?! I have also since sowing them read that for broadcast sowing, mix the seeds with some portion of sand to shake them around and that sounds great, too! No more roadside garden-stand starts for me.
Michelle from PA

Very Easy to grow & Hardy

5 out of 5 stars Jul 6, 2021
I just LOVE these Moss Rose. They are beautiful & easy to start from seed.
Nicole from MI

Love moss roses

5 out of 5 stars May 1, 2022
These lil guys are great they reseed as well so you have years of enjoying one of my favorite flowers. Seeds worked great.
Age from IL

Colorful delicate flowers

4 out of 5 stars Sep 25, 2022
I grew these in two different containers, one with the recommended spacing, and the other where I did not thin them out as much. Both containers of portulaca are doing wonderfully and filled out nicely! I love all the different colors, they're proliferous, extremely hardy, drought resistant, and pests don't bother with them. Interestingly, when they first started blooming, they only bloomed for maybe 2-3 hours. Now however, they're blooming for almost the entire day! It seems the older the plants got, the longer the blooms stayed open. The blooms only last one day, but the plants continuously produce new flowers, so there's always color. My only complaint is that the packet said "double blend" which I was looking forward to, but as I understand, these were all single.
Sheila from TX
Owner Response: Hi Sheila, We're glad to hear that you enjoyed these flowers overall! We apologize these flowers were not entirely what you expected. Feel free to send us a picture so we can better address the situation. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience!

Came out so quickly

5 out of 5 stars Nov 24, 2022
Just saw my first portaluca flowers. I started indoors for a couple of months and transplanted outdoors a week ago. And the first flowers just started to bloom, looks so cute. Will buy again and plant more here in California
Max from CA

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