Jewels of Opar

Talinum paniculatum

Features

  • Cut-and-come-again
  • Foliage & Filler
  • Heat-loving
  • Suitable for containers

Description

Dense mounds of chartreuse foliage give way to long, airy wands covered in tiny, pink star-shaped flowers that mature into miniature glowing red-orange beads. An incredible plant in the late-summer/early-autumn garden and a must-grow for autumn bouquets and wearable flowers.

Details

Plant type: annual
Height: 12 to 18 in
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 120 to 150 days
Plant spacing: 12 to 18 in
Pinch: not necessary

Seed Sowing & Growing Notes

Start seed indoors in trays 6 to 8 weeks before last frost; transplant out once the weather has warmed.

Harvesting/Vase Life

Harvest after flowers have dropped and seedpods appear. Expect a vase life of 7 days or more.

Details

Description

Dense mounds of chartreuse foliage give way to long, airy wands covered in tiny, pink star-shaped flowers that mature into miniature glowing red-orange beads. An incredible plant in the late-summer/early-autumn garden and a must-grow for autumn bouquets and wearable flowers.

Details

Plant type: annual
Height: 12 to 18 in
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 120 to 150 days
Plant spacing: 12 to 18 in
Pinch: not necessary

Seed Sowing & Growing Notes

Start seed indoors in trays 6 to 8 weeks before last frost; transplant out once the weather has warmed.

Harvesting/Vase Life

Harvest after flowers have dropped and seedpods appear. Expect a vase life of 7 days or more.

Sources

How to Grow

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