Double Blend Portulaca (Moss Rose) Seeds

Heirloom

#1067
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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!

$1.89 250 mg

Botanical Name: Portulaca grandiflora

Family: Portulacaceae

Native: Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay

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

Plant Dimensions: 6" tall, 12" wide. 1" needle-like 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 fall

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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