The Portulaca is a beautiful low growing ground cover plant. Native to Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay, portulaca flowers are sometimes known as the sun rose or moss rose.
Where To Grow:
Portulaca flowers tolerate many kinds of soil but prefer sandy, well-drained soil and love the full sunlight. These plants are excellent for high heat and drought tolerance, and will seed and spread themselves very well. When planting the portulaca seeds, it is not necessary to cover the seed at all and, if covered, only very lightly as they need the sun to sprout and grow
Because the cylindrical foliage of the portulaca flower retains moisture very well, regular watering is not needed. When they are watered, just a light watering will do, as their root zone is very shallow.
These wonderful plants will help attract butterflies to your gardens as well as acting as eye-catchers for your gardens or landscapes. They can be planted in containers such as whiskey barrel planters and hanging baskets. The portulaca plants will grow out and over the edges of the containers, making a grand display of their cylindrical somewhat moss like foliage and truly strikingly vibrant colored blooms