- Season: Annual
- USDA Zones: 4 - 11
- Height: 6 inches
- Width: 14 - 16 inches
- Bloom Season: Early summer to late summer
- Bloom Color: Deep red
- Growth Rate: Aggressive
- Environment: Full sun
- Soil Type: Well-drained, dry, pH 6.1 - 7.5
- Temperature: 70 - 80F
- Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: Press gently into soil but do not cover
- Sowing Rate: Approximately 1000 Moss Rose seeds covers 20 square feet
- Moisture: Keep soil slightly moist, but not wet until germination
- Note: For detailed directions for indoor and outdoor planting, please Click Here
- Care & Maintenance: See: Moss Rose
Moss Rose (Portulaca Grandiflora Red) - Red Portulaca ground cover is hardy and makes a great addition for 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 bright red flowers. Red 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.
Sow Moss Rose seeds in starter trays or individual pots 6 - 8 weeks before end of frost season. Press the ground cover seed into the soil but do not cover. The seeds need light to germinate. Transplant Moss Rose seedlings into the garden 12 inches apart. Red Portulaca seeds can also be directly sown in prepared soil outdoors after all danger of frost. Moss Rose plants tolerate heat and drought, but they do look best with occasional watering. Moss Rose plant care includes cutting back the plants during the summer to help them to stay neat and to extend their blooms into fall.
Shaker Bottle With Seed Starting Matrix
Shake 'n Seed - We are now offering shaker bottles filled with our seed starting matrix: rich soil, gardening sand, water absorbing crystals, and starter fertilizer. This not only helps dispense your seed, but it gets it off to a great start! Simply remove lid from shaker bottle, add seed from packet, put back on lid, shake the bottle vigorously for 15 seconds, and then shake your way to beautiful new plants! Use Shake 'n Seed over good quality soil, and then gently water to keep seed moist until it sprouts. Great for ground covers or mass planting flower seeds.