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