Looking for moss rose that stays open all day.

trowelgal(Kansas Zone 5)February 7, 2009

Hi,

Last year I heard there was a new and improved moss rose that stayed open all day. Has anyone here found these seeds? I have done a web search but because I didn't know the name of the new variety I came up empty. Thought maybe one of you had a package of these seeds and could tell me what seed company sells them. Thanks.

Tina

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duluthinbloomz4

Could it be the "Yubi" series of portulaca? There's also the Tequila and Sundial series. Yubi is supposed to trail more and have broader leaves and larger flowers.

The more heat and sun the better for all varieties - the more sun the longer the flowers stay open.

    Bookmark   February 7, 2009 at 8:58PM
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zen_man

The Sundial portulaca "stay open longer in the day than other Portulacas", but they don't claim them to stay open all day.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2009 at 1:25AM
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duluthinbloomz4

I don't think any of the portulaca types will stay open all day under all conditions. Whatever type I find as seedlings and plant in a retaining wall planter reacts to the amount of sun they get - overcast/cloudy/nightfall and the flowers close.

I thought the Yubi series was new but I don't think there are any claims it overcomes unfavorable light conditions and stays open sun up to sun down all season.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2009 at 11:20AM
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ponder(7)

Swallowtail Garden Seeds has a variety called 'Sunseeker' that they say stays open morning 'til sunset.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2009 at 4:25PM
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goblugal(7)

The only way Sunseeker will stay open all day, is it it is sunny out - just like all other portulaca, and Gazania.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2009 at 12:31PM
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