In the heat of summer many flowering plants struggle, but Portulaca grandiflora loves those conditions. This semi-succulent perennial native to South America has showy flowers that bloom all summer long.
This herbaceous plant in the purslane family (Portulacaceae), a semi-succulent plant that stores water in its fleshy leaves and stems. Perennial zone 9b+ or container, annual in cooler climates. The bright, rose-like flowers are produced on the stem tips, held facing up above the foliage. This low-growing plants forms a mat up to a foot across and 3 to 8 inches high arising from the central fibrous root system.