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Happy Trails Mix Portulaca

The most striking array of colors available with large, 1½ - 2 1/4  inch, semi-double blooms. Cascading plants can be used in containers, hanging baskets, or as a ground cover. A good choice for dry, sunny areas. Space 12-16” apart to create a brilliant mat or border.   

100 seeds

 

PLANTING

Portulaca grandiflora

Annual 

Germination: 7-10 days

Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface, needs light to germinate

Starting Indoors:  Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-75ºF soil temperature. Transplant after the last frost, 12-16" apart. Water seedlings regularly until established. 

Sowing Outdoors: After the last frost. Sow a few seeds together every 6-12" 

Growth Habit: Trailing

Height and Width: 6-9" x 14-18"

Spacing: 12-16" apart

Light Needs:  Full sun 

Soil Needs:  Sandy to average, well-drained

Approximate days to flower from seed: 70-80 days

Uses: Flower beds, rock gardens, containers, hanging baskets, and window boxes 

Care: Deadhead to prolong blooms. When planted in the ground it requires little water once established and tolerates dry spells. When grown in containers it requires regular watering. Amend soil with compost before planting or apply liquid fertilizer a few times a season.