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These succulent beauties are heat and drought tolerant and low maintenance, forming easy to grow carpets of brilliant color 3-4 inches high, 14-16 inches across. The Toucans produce droves of dazzling 2 inch flowers throughout the summer and are an outstanding temporary ground cover, or use them to brighten mixed borders, patio pots or hanging baskets. No pinching required.
Glowing scarlet flowers.
A brilliant mix of scarlet, yellow and fuchsia flowers.
Vivid red-purple flowers.
'Happy Hour' portulacas can bloom up to two weeks earlier than other portulaca series, and the plants grow fuller, with mounding growth from 8-10 inches tall, and 10-12 inches wide. The large, vivid, semi-double flowers begin blooming in late spring, and continue throughout the summer. Excellent in containers, great for massing in the landscape, or edging mixed borders. Plants flourish in hot, dry, sunny conditions.
Bright yellow flowers.
Deep yellow flowers.
Blooms in shades of orange, yellow, white, red, and pink.
White blooms splashed pink.
Bold red flowers.
Trailing 6 inch plants provide great quantities of lustrous, roselike blooms from early summer until frost. Excellent for containers or edging borders and it thrives in hot, dry conditions.
Flowers in shades of cream, gold, pink, peach, yellow, tangerine, fuchsia, mango, scarlet, peppermint and white.
Intense purple-magenta flowers.
Sow seed in cell packs or individual pots, press into soil but do not cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 75-80°F., germination is in 7-14 days. Transplant into the garden 5-8 inches apart. Seed can be started indoors (especially in cool climates) 6-8 weeks before transplanting.
Growing Portucalas: Full Sun. Tolerates heat and drought, looks best with occasional water. Any soil with good drainage, thrives in sandy or gravelly soils. Can be cut back in summer to keep plants neat and to extend bloom into fall. Low maintenance, no deadheading required.