Happy Hour Banana (Portulaca/multi-pellet)
Latin Name: Portulaca grandiflora
Item #: P1242A
Suitable for Containers:
Bred for reduced daylength sensitivity, Happy Hour flowers under shorter days than others on the market. Fuller base branching 8-10 in/20-25 cm plant, larger semi double blooms in banana yellow. Great for hot, dry, full-sun conditions. Drought-tolerant. Multi-pelleted seed.
Annual 5 in/12 cm 280,000 seeds per oz/28 g
GREENHOUSE: Sow Jan. 15th - Mar. 1st for May sales. 1 oz/28 g sows approx. 50 (20x12 in/51x31cm) flats or will direct seed about 1000 (7.5 x 5.5 in/l 9x14 cm) paks. Sow as thinly as possible, press seed in firmly, cover lightly and use warm water. Maintain soil temp. of 70°F/21°C days, 60°F/16°C nights; seed germinates in 3 days, transplant in 4 to 5 weeks. Use a fungicide regularly as it damps off easily. Grow at 60°F/16°C for healthier seedlings. Use well drained sandy soil.
DIRECT SOWING: Sow outside in a warm, dry sunny location about May 20th, as thinly as possible. Blooms one month from seed. Likes poor soil. Thin seedlings 4 in/10 cm apart.