Jewels of Opar

Talinum paniculatum

Charming and resilient herbaceous perennial plant native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas. It belongs to the Portulacaceae family and is celebrated for its delicate, star-shaped flowers and ornamental foliage.

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Native
Origin: Southwestern U.S. and continuing down into South America. Also in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia
Family: Portulacaceae
Size: 12″ – 18″ tall
Sun: Full sun to light shade
Watering: Drought-tolerant once established. It appreciates regular watering during dry spells but should not be overwatered, as it is susceptible to root rot in waterlogged soil.
Growth Rate:
Soil: Tolerant
Temperature: Root hardy to 20 F
Pruning: When harvesting, prune above leaf nodes to encourage branching.
Disease and Pests:
Uses: Nectar rich flowers
Notes: Leaves are nutritious and make a mild-tasting addition to salads


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