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    Tequila Pink Portulaca

    Portulaca grandiflora 'Tequila Pink'

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    Tequila Pink Portulaca (Portulaca grandiflora 'Tequila Pink') at Hartman Companies

    Tequila Pink Portulaca flowers

    Tequila Pink Portulaca flowers

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    Height:  8 inches

    Spacing:  12 inches

    Sunlight:  full sun 

    Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

    Other Names:  Moss Rose

    Group/Class:  Tequila Series

    Ornamental Features

    Tequila Pink Portulaca features showy pink frilly flowers with yellow eyes at the ends of the stems from early summer to early fall. Its tiny succulent needle-like leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Tequila Pink Portulaca is an herbaceous annual with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

    This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    Tequila Pink Portulaca is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • Border Edging
    • General Garden Use
    • Groundcover
    • Container Planting
    • Hanging Baskets

    Planting & Growing

    Tequila Pink Portulaca will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 16 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.

    This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

    Tequila Pink Portulaca is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container  Basket 
    Applications
    Flowers  Texture 
    Ornamental Features
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