Moss Rose, Rose Moss
Portulaca grandiflora 'Tequila Fuchsia'

Family: Portulacaceae
Genus: Portulaca (por-tew-LAK-uh) (Info)
Species: grandiflora (gran-dih-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Tequila Fuchsia
Additional cultivar information:(Tequila™ series)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Annuals

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pink

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Succulent

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Lima, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 15, 2012, Tammylp from Lima, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Mine are a hot pink, as seen in picture. This little plant has been reseeding for several years; not usually sprouting until June, but grows quickly. I dig up ( as they can pop up anywhere) the seedlings, put them into seedling pots until I figure out where I want them. I usually plant them in places/pots that dry out too fast, as they can take heat and abuse. I just wish the deer didn't love them so.....