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Rose moss, key points to know

Rose moss flower

Rose moss is a small annual flower that is simply beautiful.

Rose moss facts, a summary

NamePortulaca grandiflora
Family – Portulacaceae
Type – annual

 – 4 to 8 inches (10 to 15 cm)
Exposure – full sun
Soil – ordinary, well drained

Flowering – June to October

Blooming all summer long and easygoing, it knows how to decorate your garden as well as your pot arrangements and garden boxes.

Planting rose moss

Preferably in spring for rose moss plants purchased in nursery pots, spacing plants 32 inches (15 cm) apart.

For the sowing, sowing in a sheltered place in February-March or sow directly in the plot in March and April. Thin to 6 inches (15 cm).

Trimming rose moss

Remove wilted flowers.

Learn more about rose moss

This very beautiful annual, that crawls along and spreads out, blooms beautifully with varied and bright colors.

Easy to care for, rose moss only requires very little water and even resists droughts and dry spells.

It will be perfect for your rock gardens, along stone walls, and also in garden boxes, pot arrangements and suspended plants.

Smart tip about rose moss

No need to water, even in hot weather.

Credits for images shared to Nature & Garden (all edits by Gaspard Lorthiois):
Floating in the wind by Lê Vỹ under Pixabay license
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