Seeds - Jewels of Opar OG

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Description: Drought-tolerant mats of chartreuse foliage erupt in sprays of pink flowers followed by showy red-orange seed pods. Often grown as a bedding plant or container feature - this is an easy-care ornamental. Self-seeds but does not invade!

Pack Size: 100 seeds

Latin Name: Talinum paniculatum
Alternative Names: Fameflower
Main Uses: Ornamental
Zone Hardiness: Zone 9
Exposure: Full sun
Height: 60 cm (2 ft.)
Flower Color: Pink
Flowering Time: All summer
Certified Organic: USDA Certified Organic

Germination: 21 - 30 days at 18 - 24º C.
Indoors: Sow 3-5 seeds per starter pot, 6 - 8 weeks before average last frost date. For best results, apply Sea Magic™ kelp from first watering. Apply a seedling-starter fertilizer such as Evolve Seedling once the second set of true leaves has appeared, and then alternate between the kelp and seedling starter until transplant. Transplant to larger containers once roots have grown through to bottom of starter pots, or directly to the garden once plants are hardened and all chance of frost has passed. Direct-seeding is not recommended.
Seed Depth: Surface - needs light to germinate.
Plant Spacing: 12 - 15”. Plants that are too crowded will not get sufficient air circulation.

Growing in Containers: Very well-suited for containers, 8 inches and up.

Fertilizing (Containers): Fertilize container-grown plants weekly with a general-purpose organic fertilizer.

Watering (Containers): Water deeply when top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Check every day or two during very hot weather.

Growing in Mixed Planters: Well-suited for mixed planters.

Suitability for Indoors: Not well-suited for indoors, unless under lights.

Exposure: Full sun.

What about Grow Lights? T5 or 26 - 54w CFL full spectrum lights are ideal.

Winter Fertilizing: Fertilize monthly through winter with an organic plant food.

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