Also known as
Sun Plant, Eleven O'Clock, Mexican Rose, Rose Moss, Vietnam Rose, Sun Rose, Rock Rose, Moss-Rose Purslane, Portulaca Vygie (Afr.), Sun plant, Moss rose, Eleven o'clock
Portulaca grandiflora 26032014 by Joydeep (CC BY-SA 3.0)
This plant has no fragrance
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Portulaca grandiflora are grown for their showy cup-shaped rose-like flowers. it is a quick growing ground cover with bright colorful flowers to brighten up dry areas inn the garden.
Common problems with Portulaca
Susceptible to aphids
How to harvest Portulaca
Generally not harvested
How to propagate Portulaca
Sow seed in situ from mid-spring to early summer. Flowering will start about 6 weeks later.
You can propagate from seeds in the spring or cuttings in the summer.
Special features of Portulaca
Can tolerate dry spels.
Provide well draining potting mix, place in a sunny position.
Colours may range from scarlet, carmine, purple, yellow pink apricot, white.
Other uses of Portulaca
Border, rock garden, edging, ground cover