Deep Red Portulaca (Rose Moss)

Happy Hour Deep Red Portulaca is also known as Rose Moss.  The double blooms are bright red in color that stands out from the narrow green leaves.  This hybrid Portulaca is an unbeatable garden performer!  It can bloom two weeks before other varieties and grows in an upright mound rather than spreading out on the ground.

Portulaca showcase vividly striking blooms of fuchsia, pink, scarlet, yellow, and white and makes an excellent rock garden or container plant that can withstand hot and dry conditions.  Butterflies and hummingbirds are attracted to the bright blooms.  The flowers will close at night and on cloudy days, so don’t panic, they will open again when the sun comes out. Water infrequently as Portulaca does not like excessively moist soil.

Size: 606, #4

Spacing: Plant10” to 14” apart.

Height: Grows 8” to 10” tall.

How To Grow: Plant in full sun.

Outstanding Features: Portulaca blooms continuously in the hottest and driest conditions.

Tips: Use as edging at the front of borders, in the cracks of a rock wall, in between spaces of a stone path, or even in a hanging basket.

Uses: Garden Bed, Containers, Borders, Landscapes, Rock Gardens, Xeriscapes

Picture courtesy of © 2012 Ball Horticultural Company

 

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