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Some species have edible high-iron leaves, such as P. oleracea, but are not used as ornamentals. Others are cultivated in gardens for their showy flowers and even naturalized, such as P. grandiflora in Florida.
Tough plants for tough places. Ground-hugging, succulent-leafed carpets glow with single or mini-rose double blooms that open only in the sunshine. Sow outdoors after the last frost, or start indoors 4-6 weeks earlier. Space 6-8" apart. A winner in hot and dry areas and perfect for containers. Ht:6". Sundial Mix is vigorous, with large 3" double flowers that stay open longer than other varieties. Fuchsia, pink. orange, scarlet, yellow and white. Sundial Peach is an all-America winner. Sensational peach-coral blooms.
|Width:||6 inches to 1 foot|
|Bloom Color:||Pink, Red, White, Yellow|
|Bloom Seasons:||Early summer, Mid summer, Late summer|
|Fertilizer:||Water Soluble Cactus Food|
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The seeds themselves are extremely small. Before sowing the seed, mix it with washed sand. Then simply press the seeds into the soil surface.
Erect or trailing annuals or sometimes perennials, with small, fleshy, flat to cylindrical leaves that do best with full sun and warm temperatures.
Satiny-looking flowers which are either single or double. Full sun is needed in order to promote flowering.
Poor, well-drained soil or sandy dry conditions. Do not use overhead watering when in bloom as this may cause damage to the flowers.
Aphids can be a problem. To remove aphids from the leaves spray them with gentle squirts of water.