Jewels of Opar

(Talinum paniculatum) 35 days. Purslane relative with elegant panicles of 3⁄8 in. pink flowers. Mild leaves are succulent, light green, and eye-catching. Great in salads, on sandwiches, and as a spinach substitute. Also has medicinal uses. The seedstalks are attractive in dried arrangements - seedpods dry down through shades of orange, red, brown, gold, and grey. 2-3 ft. tall plants can reach 3 ft. wide. Grows in sun or part shade; tolerates poor soil. Native to parts of the South and the Caribbean. Perennial in zones 8 and up. Self-sows readily; may naturalize.

Available year round?:
Yes
No; see lister's profile for availability times
Is this seed certified organic?:
Yes
No, but no synthetic pesticides or fertilizers were used in producing it
No, and synthetic pesticides or fertilizers were used in producing it.
Quantity (min. # of seeds, or packet weight, or other measure of quantity): 0.15 g, 470 seeds
Listing created Feb 1, 2016

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