Moss Rose (Portulaca Grandiflora White) 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 red flowers that are nestled above succulent foliage. It makes a wonderful contrast with its dark green leaves and white flowers.
Sow Moss Rose seeds in starter trays or individual pots 6 - 8 weeks before the end of frost season. Press the ground cover seed into the soil but do not cover. The seeds need light to germinate. Transplant seedlings into the garden 12 inches apart. Seeds can also be directly sown in prepared soil outdoors after all danger of frost.
Plants tolerate heat and drought, but they do look best with occasional watering, plant care includes cutting back the plants during the summer to help them to stay neat and to extend their blooms into fall.
USDA Zones: 4 - 11
Height: 6 inches
Width: 14 - 16 inches
Bloom Season: Early summer to late summer
Bloom Color: White
Growth Rate: Aggressive
Environment: Full sun
Deer Resistant: Yes
Soil Type: Well-drained, dry, pH 6.1 - 7.5
Latin Name: Portulaca grandiflora
Temperature: 70 - 80F
Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Press gently into the soil but do not cover
Sowing Rate: Approximately 1000 Moss Rose seeds cover 20 square feet
Moisture: Keep soil slightly moist, but not wet until germination
Qauntity: 200 White Moss Rose (Portulaca Grandiflora) Seeds