Portulaca Happy Trails Scientific Name : Portulaca grandiflora
Common Name : Trailing Portulaca, Moss Rose, Purslane
Blooming Season : Summer, Autumn, Late Summer
Plant Habit : Trailing
Spacing : 18″ (46cm)
Height : 6 – 9″ (15 – 23cm)
Width : 14 – 18″ (36 – 46cm)
Exposure : Sun
Grower Information :
Seed supplied as: Raw, Multi-Seed Pellets.
Plug crop time: 4 to 5 weeks
Transplant to finish: 6 weeks
- Trailing portulaca series has the shortest photoperiod on the market today – 10 hours.
- Sow up to 2 weeks earlier than any other trailing portulaca to meet market demands.
- Most vivid colour assortment available, including intense Deep Red and unique Rosita.
- Delivers brilliant colours and fantastic spread in the garden.
- 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.
* Germination Stages (from seed to finished young plant)
Portulaca Happy Trails Stage I Starts with the radicle breaking through the testa. The roots are touching the medium. Ends with fully developed cotyledons.
Stage II Starts from fully developed cotyledons. Ends with the fully developed true leaf or true leaf pair.
Stage III Starts from the fully developed true leaf or true leaf pair and ends with 80% of the young plants being marketable.
Stage IV All young plants are ready for sale and in the process of being hardened off. This stage lasts about 7 days.
The cultural recommendations are based on results from trials conducted under Central European conditions. Different conditions in other parts of the world may lead to deviations in results achieved.