Mr. Fothergill's Portulaca 'Double Mixed'

Mr. Fothergill's Portulaca 'Double Mixed'

4.70

Botanical Name: Portulaca oleracea

A succulent, ground hugging plant with prostrate red stems and cylindrical, bright green leaves. The gaily-coloured flowers, which look like crumpled silk, are carried in profusion throughout the Summer. Ideal for borders or rock gardens, or as pot plants. An annual, it requires a sunny position.

Plant Height: 20cm

How To Grow

Sow 5mm (quarter inch) deep in flowering position. Scatter thinly and rake in, just covering the seeds with soil. Keep moist. Feed with liquid fertiliser when buds appear. Water only when plants show signs of wilting.

When To Plant

Spring and early Summer

Flowering

All Summer

Sow

Spring, Summer

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