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Talinum paniculatum

 
Talinum paniculatum
Common name jewels of Opar
Family portulacaceae
Life cycle annual/greenhouse perennial
Flowers pink (summer)
Size 2'
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed Germinate at room temperature, do not exclude light.
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripensmid-October

The chartreuse foliage has a soft appearance, giving this plant a delicate look. The individual flowers, on airy stalks, are small, but are nice massed together, especially with the red bead-like buds and fruits. A favorite with bees.

jewels of Opar
Talinum paniculatum
jewels of Opar

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '02 AHS exchange. Gelcup 70F under light (good germination, 2-3d)
  2. Seed from '02 garden. Baggy 70F with light (80%G, 10-13d)
  3. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F with light (80%G, 9-11d)
  4. Seed from '04 garden. Baggy 70F with light (95%G, 10-13d)
  5. Seed from '07 garden. Baggy 70F with light (100%G, 9-14d)
  6. Seed from '07 garden. Baggy 70F with light (100%G, 8-13d)
  7. Seed from '10 garden. Baggy 70F with light (28%G, 6-9d)
  8. Seed from '11 garden. Baggy 70F with light (73%G, 10-12d)
  9. Seed from '11 garden. Baggy 70F with light (55+%G, 9-12d)

Sprouted seeds deteriorate quickly in baggy - get potted up fast.


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