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Talinum paniculatum

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Talinum paniculatum 'Limon'

This tuberous-rooted tender perennial is related to portulaca, but has fleshy green leaves and delicate, wiry flower stalks. Stalks have a fine, see-through texture. Minute hot pink flowers are followed by carmine-colored seed pods that are showier than the flowers. The variety ‘Kingwood Gold’ has chartreuse foliage. Plants can grow to 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsThis plant is excellent in mixed containers and window boxes. It self-seeds prolifically and will self-sow into any garden soil.

CareProvide poor to moderately rich, well-drained soil in full sun or light shade.

PropagationDivide in spring, or start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost date.

ProblemsSometimes bothered by aphids.

  • Genus : Talinum
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 10, 11, 9
  • Plant Type : Annuals
  • Uses : Containers
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Flower Color : Pink
  • Characteristics : Self Seeds, Showy Foliage, Showy Seed Heads
  • Bloom Time : Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest

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