Moss Rose's (Portulaca Grandiflora) ground cover is hardy and makes a great addition to any hot landscape. It establishes nicely from Moss Rose seeds and produces rounded, double, fragrant flowers that are nestled above succulent foliage. It makes a wonderful contrast with its dark green leaves and bright red flowers.
Moss Rose flowers form on the stem tips, and they open only during bright sunlight, closing at night and on cloudy days. Portulaca Moss Rose makes a wonderful ground cover plant growing well in poor, sandy, or gravelly soils. The soil must be very well-drained for this ground cover plant to flourish.
Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
USDA Zones: 4 - 11
Height: 6 inches
Width: 14 - 16 inches
Bloom Season: Early summer to late summer
Growth Rate: Aggressive
Environment: Full sun
Moisture: Keep soil slightly moist, but not wet until germination
Depth: Press gently into the soil but do not cover