Moss Rose (Portulaca grandiflora)
If you’re searching for a plant that’s easy to grow, look no further than Portulaca. Also known as Moss Rose, this genus comprises somewhere between 40 and 100 species native to both Old World and New World locales.
Fast-growing on thick reddish stems and featuring fleshy leaves, it literally thrives in the absence of attention. Topping out at less than a foot high, Portulaca makes an ideal ground cover for the sunniest, most inhospitable areas of your yard, and it blooms profusely in shades of red, yellow, white, orange, pink and, in more recent times, pastels. In some varieties, the flowers are double.