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Portulaca

Portulaca grandiflora

Portulaca grandiflora are grown for their showy cup-shaped rose-like flowers. it is a quick growing ground cover with bright colorful flowers to brighten up dry areas inn the garden.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Fruiting time
Summer, Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested

Propagation

Seed
Sow seed in situ from mid-spring to early summer. Flowering will start about 6 weeks later.

Special features

Drought resistant
Can tolerate dry spels.
Pot plant
Provide well draining potting mix, place in a sunny position.

Geography

Origin
South America, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Personality

Family
Portulacaceae
Flower colour
Scarlet, carmine, purple, yellow pink apricot, white
Scent
None

Problems

Susceptible to aphids

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