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        Week 38 – September 17, 2020

        Plant Information

        Happy Hour? Tropical Mixture Portulaca

        Growing Information:
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        Marketing Information:
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        Plant Details:

        Scientific Name: Portulaca grandiflora

        Common Name: Moss Rose, Purslane

        Hardiness Degree: 45°F (7.2°C)

        Blooming Season: Late Spring, Summer

        Plant Habit: Mounded

        Characteristics: Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Low Maintenance

        Water: Light

        Fertilize: Every two weeks

        Spacing: 10 - 14" (25 - 36cm)

        Height: 8 - 10" (20 - 25cm)

        Width: 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)

        Exposure: Sun

        General Information: Fuller habit and large, semi-double blooms in vivid colors.
        Great for hot, dry, full-sun conditions.
        Drought-tolerant Happy Hour is sure to please with its excellent garden performance.

        Grower Information:

        Plug crop time: 4 to 5 weeks
        Transplant to finish: 5 weeks

        • Sow up to 2 weeks earlier than competing bush-type varieties, as Happy Hour is bred to bloom under shorter days than other portulacas – 10.5 hours.
        • Tidy, mounded plants are easier to pack and ship, with less breakage than prostrate types.
        • Well-branched plants flower uniformly across the series.
        • Extra-appealing at retail, with fuller habit and large, double blooms in vivid colours.

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