Double Blend Portulaca (Moss Rose) Seeds

Heirloom

#1067
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!

$1.89 250 mg

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

4 reviews
Beautiful
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I have always liked Portulaca flowers and the seed from Botanical Interests is the best.
Jim Shaffer

Lovely flowers for little water.
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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

Did not come up
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Did not come up
BETTY SCHULTZ
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.
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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

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