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Moss Rose

Botanical Name
Portulaca grandiflora
Hardiness
Tender annual
Height
4 to 8 inches
Width
6 inches
Flowers
Summer till frost: single & double; rose, red, white, yellow, orange, lavender, peach
Light
Full sun
Soil
Needs well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Space plants 6 inches apart
  • Drought tolerant (succulent)
Problems
None serious
Varieties
  • Afternoon Delight - stays open later in the day
  • Calypso - double flowers
  • Sundance - semi double flowers, stays open later in the day
  • Sundial - large flowers, opens early and stays open longer, Peach AAS winner
  • Margarita Rosita - semi double flowers, AAS winner 2004

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