Week 18 – May 05, 2021

Plant Information

Toucan Scarlet Shades Purslane

  • Toucan Scarlet Shades Purslane - Bloom
Growing Information:
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Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Portulaca oleracea

Common Name: Moss Rose, Purslane

Hardiness Degree: 45°F (7.2°C)

Blooming Season: Late Spring, Summer, Late Summer

Plant Habit: Spreading

Characteristics: Attracts Bees, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Low Maintenance

Water: Light

Fertilize: Once a month

Spacing: 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm)

Height: 3 - 4" (8 - 10cm)

Width: 14 - 16" (36 - 41cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Easy-care, heat-loving and drought-tolerant plants.
Bright flowers add an exotic look to mixed containers, baskets and garden beds.

Grower Information:

Plug crop time: 4 to 5 weeks
Transplant to finish: 6 to 7 weeks

  • Economical, reliable and programmable seed-grown purslanes for mass-market baskets and containers.
  • Requires little or no PGRs, no pinching.
  • Colourful buds develop into 2-in./5-cm blooms.
  • Heat loving and drought tolerant.
NOTE: We recommend to sow 4 seeds per cell.