In a Nutshell:
* Portulaca grandiflora is a flowering plant in the family Portulacaceae, native to Argentina, southern Brazil, and Uruguay and often cultivated in gardens. It has many common names, including rose moss, eleven o'clock, Mexican rose, moss rose, sun rose, rock rose, and moss-rose purslane.
* In Bangladesh, it is called "time fuul", meaning "time flower", because the flower has a specific time to bloom. In India, it is called "nau bajiya" or "9 o'clock flower" as it blooms in morning around 9:00 am. In Vietnam, it is called "hoa m??i gi?" meaning "ten o'clock flower", because the flower is usually in full bloom at 10:00 in the morning.
* It is a small, but fast-growing annual plant growing to 30 cm tall, though usually less.
* The flowers are 2.5–3 cm diameter with five petals, variably red, orange, pink, white, and yellow.
* It is widely grown in temperate climates as an ornamental plant for annual bedding or as a container plant. It requires ample sunlight and well-drained soils.
* It requires almost no attention and spreads itself very easily. In places with old architecture it can grow between the stones of the road or sidewalk. more...
* The common name of moss rose is quite descriptive of this plant’s key ornamental features: ruffled, rose-like flowers (to 1” diameter) appearing on prostrate to slightly ascending stems that form a moss-like foliage mat. more...