Talinum paniculatum (Jewels-of-Opar) - Key Growing Information

Talinum paniculatum (Jewels of Opar) in bloom at Johnny's research farm.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 4-7 days at 68-74°F (20-23°C)

SOWING: Transplant (recommended) - Sow into 72-cell flats 5-6 weeks before planting out. Harden-off and transplant out after last frost. Direct seed - Sow once the soil has warmed to 60-68ºF (16-20ºC). Pinching is not necessary.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

PLANT SPACING: 12-18".

HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 9-10.

HARVEST: After flowers have dropped, berries have formed, and stems have turned from a fresh green color to a darker and more red color. Foliage is a mild-tasting edible green.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Average, well-drained soil.

USES: Stems of berries make an excellent, textural bouquet filler. Bedding, borders, and containers.

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