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Portulaca, Sundial Hybrid Mix

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A brilliant floral carpet.

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All-America Selections winner. Tough plants for tough places. Ground-hugging, succulent-leafed carpets glow with single or mini-rose double blooms that open only in the sunshine. Sow outdoors after the last frost or start indoors 4-6 weeks earlier. Space 6-8" apart. A winner in hot and dry areas and perfect for containers. Sundial Mix is vigorous with large 3" double flowers that stay open longer than other varieties. Fuchsia, pink. orange, scarlet, yellow and white. Sensational peach-coral blooms.
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Sun

Full Sun

Height

4-6 inches

Spread

6-8 inches

Ornamental Use

Beds, Container

Life Cycle

Annual

Sow Method

Direct Sow/Indoor Sow

Flowering

true

Bloom Duration

12

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  • Sun
    Full Sun
    Height
    4-6 inches
    Spread
    6-8 inches
    Ornamental Use
    Beds, Container
    Life Cycle
    Annual
    Sow Method
    Direct Sow/Indoor Sow
    Flowering
    true
    Bloom Duration
    12
  • Portulaca, Sundial Hybrid Mix is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exquisite bedding plants We have been growing Sundial Hybrid portulaca for a number of years at our farm in Monroe County, Wisconsin. They can be very tricky to get started but once going they are unstoppable and flower until the frost. We start them in 2" x 2" plastic cells in flats using a dampened, sterile growing medium. It they aren't pelletized, the seeds are nearly microscopic so getting an even spread is difficult. I use a shallow measuring spoon - 1/2 teaspoon - to scoop up the seeds, then tap the handle while moving slowly over the flat at a height of 6-8" above the medium. I try to spread a few at a time and make several passes. I then cover the flat with plastic film and put a sheet of newspaper over that. The newspaper keeps the flat from overheating if sunlight or bright room light should fall on it. The seeds sprout in about a week at room temperature, with tiny filaments showing above the medium. At this point we remove the newspaper and plastic film and keep the seedlings moist with a mister until they show leaves (2 weeks?). After that we are set - the seedlings will do just fine in a sunny window until they are ready to plant - maybe a month later. Have fun!
    Date published: 2011-01-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this plant Grows well in hot dry area and in pots on patio
    Date published: 2006-09-23
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