Also known as Moss Rose, these low-growing plants create a carpet of brilliantly colored, 1″–2″ rose-like, double flowers that bloom on sunny days throughout the heat of summer. Very drought and heat tolerant, moss roses need only occasional watering. Wonderful for dry banks and areas with reflected heat such as parking strips or along concrete sidewalks. Plants grow up to 4″-8″ tall, 8″ wide, and produced flowers that bloom from summer to frost. Prefers full sun exposure. Botanical Interests’® Double Blend Portulaca Seeds have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
Outdoors: Sow 1-2 weeks after your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–85°F.
Indoors: Sow 6-8 weeks before your average last frost date. Recommended for cooler summer climates, such as those in New England or the Pacific Northwest.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.