Portulaca also known as Moss Rose or Rose Moss grow 3 to 9 inches tall and spread to create a dense mat, making moss rose a good option as a ground cover. The flowers are brightly coloured with ruffled petals, looking very similar to miniature roses. The blooms grow in clusters on reddish stems and typically don't open on cloudy days or at night. Portulaca is easy and quick to grow and is best planted in the spring.
This fabulous little plant originates from South America which is why this plant is great in full sun, it can easily cope with extreme heat and drought making it the perfect patio plant.