Botanical Name: Portulaca grandiflora
Native: Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay
Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual. May reseed to come back following year.
Plant Dimensions: 4"–8" tall. 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"