Monday, October 5, 2015

Japanese rose (Portulaca grandiflora hybrid)

The Japanese rose is quite a common plant in Singapore, growing abundantly even in dry conditions and thriving on the ground. It has very succulent pine shaped leaves and blooms only in the morning when the sun is up. The very green Bishan Park is adding these Japanese roses to the landscape and morning walks are even more wonderful with the sight of these flowers. The red and pink varieties are seen quite often but I've never come across one with these white flowers. I just love it for its soft billowy petals and its bright yellow centre. Must ask the uncle at my community garden on how I can get hold of some cuttings. 

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