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Portulaca Grandiflora

Botanical Name:

Portulaca grandiflora

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Well-drained, Sandy, pH 5.5-7.0
Heat Tolerant
Hot Climates
Cold Tolerant
-50 to -40°F / -45.6 to -40°C.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Succulent, Annual, Perennial

Lifespan

Perennial, Annual Zones 9-11

Plant Height

6-12 in / 15-30 cm

Flower

Ruffled, vibrantly colored blooms that are available in a wide assortment of colors.

Fruit

Rounded seed capsules that split open, spilling numerous tiny, blue-grey seeds.

Benefits
Ornamental

Many varieties have double petal blooms in red, purple, yellow, and many more, paired with adorable, nettle-like leaves.

Attracts

Butterflies

Bees

Warning

Toxic to pets.

Taxonomy

Order

Caryophyllales

Family

Portulacaceae

Genus

Portulaca

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