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Portulaca

Portulaca grandiflora

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)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

25cm

10cm

Min

15cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Portulaca Overview

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

Seed

Sow seed in situ from mid-spring to early summer. Flowering will start about 6 weeks later.

Cuttings

You can propagate from seeds in the spring or cuttings in the summer.

Special features of Portulaca

Drought resistant

Can tolerate dry spels.

Pot plant

Provide well draining potting mix, place in a sunny position.

Attractive flowers

Colours may range from scarlet, carmine, purple, yellow pink apricot, white.

Other uses of Portulaca

Border, rock garden, edging, ground cover

Annuals

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