Moss rose grows well in hot, dry, growing areas, rock gardens, as an edging plant and when interplanted in bulb beds. The flower colors are varied and self seeded plants may come up the following year. A sunny growing area and a light soil are preferred. The plants are six to nine inches tall and are spaced ten to twelve inches apart. The flowers of some varieties close at night and on dull days. Moss rose usually dies at the first frost.
Moss rose is often direct seeded into the garden. Scatter the seeds on the soil surface then lightly rake them in. The seed germinates in 10 to 14 days at 70 degrees.
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