Scientific Name: Portulaca grandiflora
Common Name: Moss Rose, Purslane
Hardiness Degree: 45°F (7.2°C)
Blooming Season: Summer, Late Spring
Plant Habit: Mounded
Characteristics: Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Low Maintenance
Fertilize: Every two weeks
Spacing: 10 - 14" (25 - 36cm)
Height: 8 - 10" (20 - 25cm)
Width: 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)
General Information: Fuller habit and large, semi-double blooms in vivid colors.
Great for hot, dry, full-sun conditions.
Drought-tolerant Happy Hour is sure to please with its excellent garden performance.
Plug crop time: 4 to 5 weeks
Transplant to finish: 5 weeks
- Sow up to 2 weeks earlier than competing bush-type varieties, as Happy Hour is bred to bloom under shorter days than other portulacas – 10.5 hours.
- Tidy, mounded plants are easier to pack and ship, with less breakage than prostrate types.
- Well-branched plants flower uniformly across the series.
- Extra-appealing at retail, with fuller habit and large, double blooms in vivid colours.