Moss Rose, Rose Moss
Portulaca grandiflora 'Giant Pink Radiance'

Family: Portulacaceae
Genus: Portulaca (por-tew-LAK-uh) (Info)
Species: grandiflora (gran-dih-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Giant Pink Radiance

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Annuals

Groundcovers

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Succulent

Rubbery-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Tuskegee, Alabama

Queen Creek, Arizona

Bigelow, Arkansas

Lakeland, Florida

Umatilla, Florida

Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

Gramling, South Carolina

Austin, Texas

Houston, Texas

San Antonio, Texas (2 reports)

Alexandria, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Aug 6, 2006, stephanotis from Queen Creek, AZ (Zone 8b) wrote:

I wasn't expecting much out of this plant when I bought it at Home Depot last Summer. Boy was I surprised! Not only did it grow exponentially, but it flowered daily with bright pink blooms that opened only when the sun was shining. The blooms look identical to purslane. Then Winter hit, and we had an early freeze, and then a couple more freezes, and this plant survived it all! I threw a sheet over it and my other potted plants ALMOST every time it froze, and it made it through, unlike many of the other plants. It's still going strong, and I just bought a second one today in a pale pink variety, and hopefully that one will do just as well. Propagate by collecting seeds from the spent dried heads, or by rooting a cutting in water or peat moss. Very easy! It also only needs watering every few... read more