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PORTULACA hybrid 'Toucan Scarlet'( TOUCAN SERIES)
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Brilliantly flowering across the heat of summer the vigorous and early-to-bloom 'Toucan Scarlet' displays vibrant coral-scarlet blossoms. Large flowering and easily cropped from seeds, the five-petaled flowers seem delicate with the yellow-centered wide cups. The plant spreads, so it is are best suited for containers, border edges and even hanging baskets.
Ornamental purslanes in the trade are commonly listed under the botanical names Portulaca oleracea, Portulaca umbraticola and Portulaca grandiflora. These ornamentals show characteristics of two or more species and are better recognized as hybrids.
Colorful large flowers cover this low, spreading annual or short-lived tender perennial in the heat of summer. Each typically has a trailing habit and branched, reddish green stems covered with small, flat, fleshy green leaves. The blooms are numerous and last only one day but will keep appearing without deadheading as long as they are given good care.
The heat-loving Toucan Scarlet purslane needs lots of sunlight and average garden soil that’s sharply drained; don't plant in highly fertile soils for best performance. An established plant can withstand periods of drought but still grows best with average soil moisture in midsummer. Extended drought will cause it to sag, drop its leaves and deteriorate. Heavy wet soil and shade will also quickly kill it.
Ornamental purslanes offer quick, easy, summer color to sunny beds and borders. They are great for rock gardens and containers and mix well with other brightly colored bedding plants for sun.
12 - 1
8 - 12
A1, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
3"-5" / 7.6cm - 12.7cm
12"-16" / 30.5cm - 40.6cm
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Xeric/Desert, Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Green, Gray Green
Gray Green, Dark Green
Bedding Plant, Edging, Groundcover, Hanging Basket, Rock Garden / Wall
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