Moss Rose, Purslane
Portulaca grandiflora, P. oleracea
TOUCAN SERIESPortulaca SeedsPortulaca oleracea
Toucan is a heat and drought tolerant, low maintenance portulaca series. Droves of dazzling, 2 inch flowers are produced throughout the summer. Plants form easy to grow carpets of brilliant color. Growth is to 3-4 inches high, and 14-16 inches across. An outstanding, temporary ground cover, will also brighten mixed borders, patio pots, or hanging baskets. No pinching required.
Vivid, red-purple flowers.
TOUCAN SCARLET SHADESPortulaca
Glowing, scarlet flowers.
HAPPY HOUR SERIES Portulaca Seeds Portulaca grandiflora
Plants from the Happy Hour portulaca series can bloom up to two weeks earlier and will grow fuller, when compared to other portulacas. Growth is mounding to 8-10 inches tall, and 10-12 inches wide. Large, vivid, semi-double flowers begin blooming in late spring, and continue to flower all summer. These are excellent portulacas for containers, the landscape, or edging your mixed borders. Plants flourish in hot, dry, sunny conditions.
HAPPY HOUR DEEP REDPortulaca
Boldly colored, red flowers.
HAPPY HOUR LEMONPortulaca
HAPPY HOUR BANANAPortulaca
HAPPY HOUR MIXTUREPortulaca
Blooms in shades of orange, yellow, white, red, and pink.
HAPPY HOUR ORANGEPortulaca
HAPPY HOUR PEPPERMINTPortulaca
White blooms splashed in pink.
HAPPY HOUR COCONUTPortulaca
SUNDIAL SERIESPortulaca Seeds Portulaca grandiflora
Trailing, 6-inch plants are covered in lustrous, roselike blooms from early summer until frost. Sundial series portulacas will add zest to your mixed containers, and they look great planted at the edge of flower borders. Plants thrive in hot, dry conditions.
Flowers in shades of cream, gold, pink, peach, yellow, tangerine, fuchsia, mango, scarlet, peppermint, and white.
Intense, purple-magenta flowers.
How to Plant Portulaca Seeds
Sow portulaca seed in cell packs or individual pots, 6-8 weeks prior to transplant. Press seed into soil, do not cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 75-80°F., germination is in 7-14 days. Transplant portulaca seedlings into your garden 5-8 inches apart, after all danger of frost.
Growing Portulaca: Full Sun. Plants tolerate heat and drought, look best with occasional water. Low maintenance, no deadheading required. Any soil with good drainage, will thrive in sandy or gravelly soils. Cut back in summer to keep plants neat, and to extend bloom into fall.