Portulaca is a succulent annual member of the purslane family. It is native to South America and found growing in the hot, dry plains. The drought-tolerant plants are low growing and spreading.
Annual. Trailing or sprawling annual to 5 inches in height. Super-dwarf plants are ideal for xeriscaping, edging the front of borders, or nestled into cracks between stones in rock gardens. Completely unfazed by heat and drought that wither most plants, the small, succulent leaves always look fresh and healthy! Provides an endless succession of large 2-inch, fully double cup-shaped flowers in vibrant jewel tones. A care-free, old-fashioned favorite that deserves to be rediscovered by modern gardeners!
- 8-12 hours of Sun
- Sprouts in 10-14 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 70-85 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: Surface Sow
- Plant Spacing: 10"
- Frost Hardy: No
- Portulaca grandiflora
Growing Tips: Surface Sow and gently press seeds into soil, as light aids germination. Keep warm till sprouts appear. Plants require full sun. At its best in rather hot, dryish soil.