Seed Exchange - (Talinum paniculatum) (aka Fameflower) Sure to become a favorite. Eye-catching mats of succulent chartreuse foliage. Attractive sprays of pink flowers followed by ruby-orange seedpods. Great filler for any border or container. Tolerates dry conditions. Self-sows readily. Tender perennial grown as an annual in the North, 24" tall. The leaves are used in salads and stir fry. The leaves do contain oxacyilic acid so do not consume in great quantities.
This one I first discovered growing in my Dallas backyard (I no longer live in Texas as our farm is in Wisconsin) and was amazed at the thousands of blossoms and red jeweled seed pods. I was thrilled to learn that the leaves were edible and used them often. It took me a few months to track the name down so I couldn't resist in adding them to our seed collections to share with you.
Self-seeding tender perennial, annual in northern climates
Sprays of tiny pink flowers
Good filler flower for borders and containers
Tolerates dry conditions
Instructions - Instructions - Sow seeds indoors on surface of soil. Transplant outdoors after danger of frost has passed in late spring. It can be sowed outside around the last frost.
Sow 1/4" Deep
Germination 7-12 days
Thin 6-12" apart
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