AAS Bedding Plant Award
'Margarita Rosita' looks different from other portulaca as a young plant. It has a compact mounded habit and looks like a rock garden or alpine plant. Large 1½ inch semi-double rose flowers adorn the small 3 to 4 inch fleshy leaved plants. 'Margarita Rosita' needs a sunny garden spot or patio container to reach its mature spreading plant habit of about 12 to 14 inches. Heat and drought tolerant, 'Margarita Rosita' will flower continuously for months if given minimal garden care. Easy-to-grow, 'Margarita Rosita' will thrive in any container size including unglazed terra cotta, which tends to dry soil quickly.
Photo: Judy Sedbrook
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Date last revised: 01/05/2010