The Japanese Rose (Portulaca grandiflora) bears flowers that are about 3.5 cm across, in shades ranging from red, pink, orange, yellow and white with some cultivars exhibiting variegation spotting multiple colours at a time. Flowers typically last for three days but are quickly succeeded by new blooms. These would only bloom in bright sunlight and will not bloom in overcast skies or at night.
It flourishes in well-drained soils and can start flowering in less than eight weeks of planting. It is commonly planted along parks and gardens as an ornamental ground cover flower.
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