Fast growing, vigorous and well branched Moss Rose in a wide range of exciting colors. Excellent in beds, landscapes, rock gardens, mixed containers, groundcovers etc.
The Sundial Series is easily grown in poor to average, dry to moderately moist, well-drained soils. Its drought tolerant, heat loving characteristics make it an excellent plant for late spring and summer weather. Blooms repeatedly all summer long until frost. Very low maintenance with single, semi-double or double ruffled, rose-like flowers with a green trailing foliage. No serious insect or disease problems. This series blooms 10-14 days earlier than most varieties. Attracts butterflies.
Botanical Name: Portulaca grandiflora F₁ Sundial Caliente Mix
Common Name: Moss Rose, Portulakröschen
Flower Color: A mix of Fuchsia, Gold, Pink, Scarlet, Tangerine and White
Flowering Time: Summer to Frost
Plant Height: 5 in (13 cm)
Plant Spacing: 6-12 in (15-30 cm)
Light Requirements: Full sun
Water Requirements: Average to Dry
Soil Requirements: Average, well drained, poor
Sowing Instructions (Cliff Notes Version): Germinate at 70-78 °F (22-26 °C) for 2-3 days. After 2-3 days adjust the temperature to 65-72 °F (18 °C-22 °C). Temperatures below 65 °F (18 °C) will inhibit induction and result in poor or no vegetative growth.
Sow in media with very low soluble salt levels and pH 5.5-6.2. Light is not essential, but beneficial for germination. Keep soil moist but not wet. Keep relative humidity between 90-95%. Use a well-drained substrate with pH 5.5 -6.2 and 1-1.5kg/m³ fertilizer.