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Talinum paniculata /Jewels of Opar

Talinum paniculata  / Talinum paniculata
Bright green foliage, tiny flowers and seed heads
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Bright green foliage, tiny flowers and seed heads

Clump of summer flowering plants

Heavy seed set on this yellow-foliaged selection

Burgundy colored seed heads

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Scientific Name: Talinum paniculata
Common Name: Jewels of Opar
Plant Type:
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: This plant sends up branched floral panicles that have an abundance of small pink flowers all during the summer months. Very easy to grow and is self-seeding. For best results provide a fertile, well drained soil and filtered sunlight. This plant is often referred to as the jewels of Opar. Is tolerant of droughty conditions.