Winter fate of Talinum this late in zone 8?
We had several of these come up in a pot of Cassia after we acquired it in August which the NTP folks ID'd as Jewels of Opar (Talinum paniculatum) - most likely the 'LimÃÂ³n' cultivar based on the leaf color. Would like to keep one or two alive over the winter to try them out in the garden next spring.
Most sites say they behave as self-seeding annuals in zone 8a, but the linked article mentions they may be root hardy here. Does anyone know if they will survive this far north with a cover of mulch if put in the ground this late? Guess other question is whether there could be any viable seeds in those "jewels"? That's a 4" pot in the photo, so plant is still pretty small. TIA
Here is a link that might be useful: LimÃ³n talinum is jewel for gardens