Judith's Favorite Fame Flower (Phemeranthus)

A carefree little succulent native plant, Fame Flower has quarter-sized rose-violet flowers that open in the afternoon heat. A willing re-seeder, these little plants gently colonize their garden site and bloom all summer. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
Zones5 - 9
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Native
Low Maintenance
Good For Containers
Groundcover
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Plants For Small Spaces
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Height10-12" tall
Mature Spread4-6" wide
Bloom TimeSummer
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SizePlant - 2.5" Pot
SKUHC014739

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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10-12" tall x 15-18" wide (seed propagated). Originally brought into cultivation by New Mexico landscaper, nurserywoman and author Judith Phillips, this selection of the species is remarkable for its vigor and its fabulously showy display of quarter-sized rose-violet flowers. It thrives in full sun growing on poor sandy/rocky soils. Blooming starts in early summer and continues through early fall. The flowers open in the afternoon, so it's always a treat to come home in later afternoon to clouds of its intensely colored flowers dancing in the breeze.
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SKUHC014739
Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
Common Name
Judith's Favorite Fame Flower
Botanical Name
Phemeranthus calycinum Judith's Favorite
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink
Mature Height
10-12" tall
Mature Spread
4-6" wide
Bloom Time
Summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Native, Low Maintenance, Good For Containers, Groundcover, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Plants For Small Spaces, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region
West, Southwest, Hot Desert, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Native To
North America
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Planting Tips for Judith's Favorite Fame Flower - (Phemeranthus calycinum or Talinum)

Waking up from dormancy: These perennial succulents won’t begin to grow until warm summer weather has arrived, and will be shipped dormant through the early spring months. The succulent overwinters as a swollen stem, at or just below the soil surface, and will have dormant buds. The root ball is fragile when the plants are dormant. Moisten the root ball lightly before transplanting and handle carefully. Do not scratch out the root ball. If some of the soil falls away from the root ball that’s OK. Go ahead and transplant when dormant and it is still cold outside. (There is no advantage to holding the dormant plant in its pot either indoors or outdoors.) Water the plant thoroughly only once after putting it in the ground. To prevent rot, don’t start to water more regularly until the weather warms and the plants begin to grow actively.


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