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Products > Portulaca grandiflora 'Double Cerise'
 
Portulaca grandiflora 'Double Cerise' - Double Cerise Moss Rose
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Portulacaceae (Purslanes)
Origin: South America
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Rose Pink
Bloomtime: Summer/Fall
Height: Prostrate
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Portulaca grandiflora 'Double Cerise' (Double Cerise Moss Rose) - An evergreen perennial, often used as an annual, low-growing succulent 3 to 9 inches tall by 1 to 2 feet wide with succulent narrow lanceolate 1 inch long green leaves along reddish stems and bright colored 3 inch wide cerise colored double flowers that appear summer through fall. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil and water occasionally to infrequently. Hardy to a light frost - treat it as a tender perennial in USDA Hardiness Zones 9 through 11 and an annual elsewhere. A great plant for containers, hanging baskets, as a ground cover in a rock garden or sprawling over a wall or around other larger succulents. This plant was a vegetative sport from another selection of Portulaca grandiflora that has single cerise colored flowers. For more information about this plant see our listing for Portulaca grandiflora 'Cerise'  The information provided on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our nursery's library, from what we have found about it on reliable online sources, as well as from observations in our nursery of crops of this plant as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Portulaca grandiflora 'Double Cerise'.