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Portulaca grandiflora       

Annual Sun                              Height 6 inches        Spread 12 - 18 inches          Spacing 9 - 12 inches


HABIT:  Low-growing annual with succulent stems and rose like flowers in summer. Flowers are open in the morning and close during the heat of the day. New flowers every day.

CULTURE:        Easy to grow in any well-drained soil. Low water and food requirements.

USES:              Colorful groundcover, summer flowers, pots, hanging baskets.

PROBLEMS:     Flowers close in late afternoon. Snails, slugs, and cutworms.

NOTES:            Purslane, a close kin, is probably better, since the flowers stay open longer during the day. Native to South America. Common names are purslane for the wider-leafed plant.

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