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Moss Rose

Portulaca grandiflora
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Annual, drought resistant plant with succulent foliage that grows as a dense mat. Blooms pink, red, orange, or yellow ruffled, rose-like flowers in spring. Use as a ground cover, edging, container plant, or in hanging baskets.

Plant with Zinnia


  • Landscape Size: 3"-8" tall, 10"-2' width
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Low, Moderate
  • Sunset Zone: 2-11
  • Growth Habit: Trailing
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Attributes: Showy Flowers, Drought Resistant, Deer Resistant, Ground Cover

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Grows well in enriched, slightly moist soil. Drought tolerant. Prune and apply a light fertilizer in mid-summer.



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