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Portulaca grandiflora

 
Portulaca grandiflora
moss rose
Portulaca grandiflora
Charming single-flowered variety growing in our Houston garden

Common name moss rose
Family portulacaceae
Life cycle annual
Flowers various colors (spring-summer)
Light sun
Cultural notes drought-tolerant

Popular annual grown for its cheery rose-like flowers in colors across the spectrum, and pleasantly succulent leaves. The last batch we grew in Pennsylvania got planted between the flagstones in the pathway around our big pond. Perhaps not the best choice, since they aren't really steppable, but if they get big enough perhaps nobody will step on them. Interestingly, they were joined in that spot by their more vigorous wild cousins, purslane.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: houston back yard

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