Jewels of Opar

$ 1.95

Old-fashion garden plant with eye-catching mounds of chartreuse-colored succulent leaves and sprays of delicate, pink flowers that turn into shiny jewel-like beads. Flower panicles are ideal as fresh or dried cut flowers, filling out bouquets. As an added bonus, the thick leaves are edible with a mild, tender texture the entire season. Works well in containers, hanging baskets, and in the garden. Also known as Fame Flower. Grows to 30”.     

 100 seeds



Talinum paniculatum


Germination: 5-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-75ºF

Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface and press into soil, seeds need light to germinate

Starting Indoors:  Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-75ºF soil temperature for germination. Transplant 6-12” apart after the last frost. 

Sowing Outdoors: Direct sow after last frost and only in areas with a long growing season. Sow a few seeds every 2” apart, thin 6-12”.

Growth Habit: Upright mounds, branching 

Height and Width: 24-30” x 12-18”  

Spacing: 6-12” apart

Light Needs: Full sun

Soil Needs: Average to fertile, well-drained 

Approximate days to flower from seed: Blooms in 90-100 days

Uses:  Edible foliage, flower beds and borders, cottage and rock gardens, containers and planters, cut flowers, attracts beneficial insects

Care: Low maintenance, minimal care required. Self-seeds, cut back stems as the blooms fade if you do not desire plants the next season.