About Portulaca Happy Hour
Portulacas are the best plants for your hot dry areas. The Happy Hour variety will fill it full of vibrant colors of orange, yellow, white, red, and pink. The blossoms are semi-double and the plant stays low to the ground. Their drought tolerance also makes them excellent for container growing which we all seem to forget to water once in a while!
Portulaca Happy Hour
Planting and Growing Portulaca
Make sure to “harden off” your Portulaca to cool nights and windy conditions before planting. This requires leaving them outside in a protected area for a few days otherwise, they may wilt after planting. Choose an area that is sunny or part shade. Prepare your planting hole by turning the soil at least a shovel size deep and wide and be sure the hole is filled with plenty of organic matter for best results. Plant deep enough to cover the top of the root ball. Press down firmly on the soil and then water it in. Consider fertilizing once or twice a season.