No soil amendments are needed. The only regular trimming necessary may be to cut back shoots from walks or drives. If it's flowing over a wall or the side of a pot, trim it back now and then to remove any stringy stems and encourage new growth. In spring - late March or early April - cut back the plants to remove any winter damage and they'll flush out again during warm weather.
- Light Needs: Full Sun
- Watering Needs: Water on a regular basis with enough time for the soil to dry out between waterings.
Baby sun rose, an easy-care plant that thrives in hot, dry, sunny areas. One of South Florida's very low growing groundcovers, it hugs the ground and blooms most of the year. The leaves are small and thick, and the pretty little flowers look like miniature asters. The most common variety has bright red blossoms, but it's also available with golden yellow blooms. The blossoms aren't elaborately showy since they're so small...but they have the added benefit of attracting hummingbirds.