Glowing scarlet flowers.
Toucan Scarlet Shades is a heat and drought tolerant, low maintenance portulaca. Droves of dazzling 2 in. flowers are produced throughout the summer. Plants form easy to grow carpets of brilliant scarlet red blooms. Growth is to 3-4 in. high, and 14-16 in. across. Toucan Scarlet Shades is an outstanding, temporary ground cover; will also brighten mixed borders, patio pots or hanging baskets. No pinching required.
Growing Toucan Scarlet Shades Portulaca Seeds
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 in. apart, after all danger of frost.
Grow 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.
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