Drought Tolerant Moss Rose Portulaca Ground Cover Plant Seed Mix

Moss Rose Seeds - Mix

Groundcover Specifications

Season: Annual

USDA Zones: 4 - 11

Height: 6 inches

Width: 14 - 16 inches

Bloom Season: Early summer to late summer

Bloom Color: Mix

Growth Rate: Aggressive

Environment: Full sun

Soil Type: Well-drained, dry, pH 6.1 - 7.5

Deer Resistant: Yes

Latin Name: Portulaca grandiflora

Planting Directions

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

Plant Spacing: 12 - 15 inches

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Care & Maintenance: Moss Rose

Moss Rose (Portulaca Grandiflora Mix) - Moss Rose seeds establish easily and produce the perfect ground cover plants for an eye-catching display of long-lasting, tropical color. Portulaca Moss Rose works well in hot, dry garden spots. This mix of Portulaca seeds offers a collection of some of the most intense, colorful blooms you will ever see! The 2-inch flowers on these ground cover plants are fully double and beautifully shaped. The blooms stay opened for long periods of time, and they are nestled above the succulent foliage like shrub roses.

Succulent foliage

Moss rose is not a cacti, but does have succulent foliage that thrives in full sun and can tolerate both heat and drought.

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How to grow

How To Grow Moss Rose From Seed: Sow Moss Rose ground cover seed in starter trays or individual pots 6 - 8 weeks before end of frost season. Press the Moss Rose seeds into the soil but do not cover. The seeds need light to germinate. Transplant the Moss Rose seedlings into the garden 12 inches apart.

Portulaca seeds can also be directly sown in prepared soil outdoors after all danger of frost. Moss Rose ground cover plants tolerate heat and drought, but they do look best with occasional watering. Portulaca Moss Rose care includes cutting back the plants during the summer to help them to stay neat and to extend their blooms into fall.

  • Sowing Rate: Approximately 1,000 seeds covers 20 square feet
  • Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts bees and butterflies
  • Depth: Press seed gently into soil but do not cover
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Flower Specifications

These Portulaca ground cover plants grow to 6 inches tall and spread an incredible 14 -16 inches in the sunny garden. In addition to ground cover, Portulaca Moss Rose plants are perfect for filling containers to overflowing with small, needle-like foliage and masses of great blooms.

  • Height: 6 inches
  • USDA Zones: 4 - 11
  • Season: Annual
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Drought Tolerant: Yes