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About This Plant...
Genus and species: Portulaca grandiflora
Plant type: warm-season annual
Height: 4-6 inches
Location and soil: sun; average to poor soil
Uses: bedding, border, edging, containers
Bloom time: summer-late fall
Color range: all colors except blue
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 8 weeks
When to transplant to garden: after last spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: after last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 10-15 days
Germination temp.: 68-86 degrees F.
Sowing Depth: surface sow
Needs light or dark to germinate: light
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 6 inches
Growing On...
Growing tips: also known as Moss Rose or Sun Rose; heat and drought tolerant

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