Moss Rose Seeds - Mix
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
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 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.
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.
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.