Ed Hume Seeds


PORTULACA (Moss Rose) Double Mixture

Annual-One Season Plant - Height 4 inches

See our test garden photo of: Portulaca

A colorful low growing annual ideal for hot, dry sunny spots. It has a wide range of brilliant colors of mostly double 1 inch flowers. Excellent as a ground cover and rockery plant as well as hanging baskets and edgings.

Special Directions for Short Season Climates

SOWING: Do not cover seeds as light aids germination. Start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost or sow seeds directly outdoors after all danger of frost has passed.

THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: Thin or transplant seedlings 6 to 8 inches apart.

GERMINATION: A week to 10 days at 70 F. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.

Ed's Special Advice

Water infrequently as Portulaca does not like excessively moist soil. Plants are heat and drought tolerant. Flowers close at night and on cloudy days. Plant in full sun in well drained soil.


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