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Portulaca, Sundial Hybrid Mix
A brilliant floral carpet.
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.
Start indoors in a warm, well-lighted area about 8 weeks before last frost. Sow seed 1/8"deep in seed Starting formula. Keep moist.
How to Grow
Seedlings emerge in 10-14 days at 70°F. Before transfer to garden, accustom to outdoor conditions by moving to a sheltered place outside for a week. Transplant the hardened-off seedlings to the garden after all danger of frost has passed. Portulaca prefers sandy, hot, dry locations in full sun. The plants require almost no maintenance once established in the garden and often reseed in favorable locations.
Portulaca is perfect for rock gardens and for beds and borders in drought-prone areas. It grows nicely between paving stones. The plants have a spreading habit, so they cascade gracefully from hanging baskets and window boxes. They also make a great annual groundcover.