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Portulaca grandiflora 'Kariba Mixed'

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Family: Portulacaceae
Genus: Portulaca (por-tew-LAK-uh) (Info)
Species: grandiflora (gran-dih-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Kariba Mixed

Synonym:Portulaca pilosa subsp. grandiflora

Category:
Annuals

Height:
under 6 in. (15 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:
Rose/Mauve
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
Red
White/Near White
Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous
Smooth-Textured
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
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)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

No details have been posted.

Regional...

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

Millersville, Maryland
Seven Points, Texas



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