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Portulaca hybrida Hot Spots Yellow

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Portulaca hybrida Hot Spots Yellow Purslane, Moss Rose,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Groundcovers Dense, Mat Forming, Prostrate, Spreading

Portulaca Hot Spots provide brightly coloured flowers on low maintenance, drought tolerant plants. In the hottest weather, you will find Hot Spots producing masses of flowers in shimmering colours. The semi-succulent leaves store whatever water is available to enable the plants to withstand the rigours of a hot summer. Great choice as a summer groundcover, hanging baskets, container planting and borders. Grows approx 10cm tall x 40cm wide. Hot Spots Yellow has extra bright yellow flowers.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
<15cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Any, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Erosion Control, Feature, Groundcover, Lawn Alternatives, Low Water Garden, Rockery, Verge, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Aphids, Generally trouble free, Thrips

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Portulacaceae Africa

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Yellow
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Tender
Wind: High