Jewels of Opar
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”.
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.