Phemeranthus calycinum (Talinum) Judith's Favorite

Fame Flower

 
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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).

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Regular Price: $7.99

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per plant - 2.5" deep pot You save: 20%
Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Native
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. More shipping info Learn More…
Size Plant - 2.5" deep pot
SKU 93850

Details

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.
SKU 93850
Common Name Fame Flower
Botanical Name Phemeranthus calycinum (Talinum) Judith's Favorite
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 10-12" tall
Mature Spread 15-18" wide
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Native, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Ideal Region Hot Desert, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Planting Tips for Phemeranthus calycinum (Talinum) Judith's Favorite

These plants won’t begin to grow until warm summer weather has arrived. The long thin string-like roots are brittle and do not like to be disturbed when transplanting, so don’t scratch out the root ball. When transplanting while it is still cold, water the plant thoroughly only once. Continued watering during cold weather will rot the roots. Don’t start to water regularly until the weather warms and the plants begin to grow.


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4.8

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  • Attractive (11)
  • Healthy (8)
  • Hardy (7)
  • Versatile (6)
  • Accurate instructions (5)

Cons

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  • Garden (10)
  • Outdoors (9)
  • Patio (4)
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5.0

Beautiful little flower, goes dormant in October zone 9

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from Davis

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  • Attractive
  • Hardy

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Phemeranthus calycinum (Talinum) Judith's Favorite:

    I wish High Country Gardens would give better information about the plants they sell. After blooming beautifully all summer, in a pot, though all sorts of heat and light conditions, my plants (I bought 3) began turning color and dying! I thought maybe they were getting too much water or something, so I dug them up. After searching through the internet, I finally found one mention of the fact that the plants go dormant as early as October! Really, would it have been that hard to write an extra line on the description?!

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    5.0

    A beauty!

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    from St Louis

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Phemeranthus calycinum (Talinum) Judith's Favorite:

      Astonishing little thing, beautiful flowers float on a tall thin stem. If you walk in your garden in the evening, there it is! Very tough, survived St Louis winter in a 6" deep, 6" wide deck railing planter. Seeded itself like crazy there, much less so in the garden. Blooms early and constantly. If you love the delicate, the unusual, you will love it. As one reviewer said "Adorable".

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      5.0

      Beautiful wildflower

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      from Auburn, CA

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Phemeranthus calycinum (Talinum) Judith's Favorite:

        Planted in desert landscape in 6-12 inches of unwashed sand and pea gravel. Bloomed last summer with little watering. Started spring growth this month, 55 inches of rain this year, no problems!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        loved these

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        from portland, oregon

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            Comments about High Country Gardens Phemeranthus calycinum (Talinum) Judith's Favorite:

            I loved these little pink flowers, and the plant seemed to grow quickly. Unfortunately I planted them in a corner spot where neighborhood dogs and my bad parking might have been their demise. After I planted them, I read where they can be like an invasive plant sometimes, and spread too easily...on the other hand, they are lovely, like many spreaders.

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            eye-catching

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            from hollywood florida zone 10

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            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Different
            • Hardy
            • Healthy
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • But Blooms Quickly
            • Small In Size

            Best Uses

            • Garden
            • Outdoors
            • Pool Area
            • Swimming Pool Border

            Comments about High Country Gardens Phemeranthus calycinum (Talinum) Judith's Favorite:

            arrived very tiny with tag that said "sleeping" planted and it grew quickly, within a month the succulent green foliage emerged, then tiny spikes with most gorgeous deep flowers that are multiplying. every afternoon i enjoy the many growing numbers of these flowers - very different and eye- catching in florida

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            (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love this plant

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            from Ann Arbor, MI

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              Comments about High Country Gardens Phemeranthus calycinum (Talinum) Judith's Favorite:

              This plant blooms all summer. It isn't very big so needs to be in an area that a low growing plant has easy visibility. The color is wonderful!

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              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Absolutely fabulous!!

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              from Boise, Idaho

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              • Attractive
              • Hardy
              • Healthy
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

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              • NO Cons

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              • Garden
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              • Patio

              Comments about High Country Gardens Phemeranthus calycinum (Talinum) Judith's Favorite:

              I want several more of these plants to put in pots scattered throughout garden, but they have been unavailable. I LOVE them!

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Unique blooms

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              from Waukesha, WI

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                Comments about High Country Gardens Phemeranthus calycinum (Talinum) Judith's Favorite:

                This plant doesn't look like much when you get it. However, it does grow into a beautiful plant and the flowers are amazing when they bloom. it is now May 4, 2015 and I still haven't seen any new growth for the second season. I am hopeful to see something soon, I hope.

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                (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The most wonderful little plant!

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                from Albuquerque, NM

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                • Attractive
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                  • Where It Is Easily Seen

                  Comments about High Country Gardens Phemeranthus calycinum (Talinum) Judith's Favorite:

                  This little plant doesn't look like much at first, but it was in bloom and a darling little plant for most of the summer. I bought only one and it would look even better with a bunch of them grouped together. Don't pass up this. You might think it's a wimpy little plant but it is a delight.

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                  (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Beautiful Plan

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                  from Placerville, CA

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                  • Accurate Instructions
                  • Attractive
                  • Drought tolerant
                  • Healthy
                  • Low Maintenance
                  • Very Pretty

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                    Comments about High Country Gardens Phemeranthus calycinum (Talinum) Judith's Favorite:

                    This is a very pretty plant that blooms all summer long. It's now April 1st of the second year, and it hasn't reappeared yet, but I'm hoping it will.

                    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    flowered allsummer into fall

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                    from nyc

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                    • Accurate Instructions
                    • Attractive
                    • Hardy
                    • Healthy
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • Small In Size

                    Best Uses

                    • Garden
                    • Outdoors
                    • Patio

                    Comments about High Country Gardens Phemeranthus calycinum (Talinum) Judith's Favorite:

                    it was pack with such care thank u

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                    (15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    awsome!

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                    from Roswell, NM

                    Comments about High Country Gardens Phemeranthus calycinum (Talinum) Judith's Favorite:

                    Planted this in a terrible spot, hellstrip rockgarden between a south-facing stucco wall and a sidewalk that bhrns up some of the toughest plants, amazing blooms all summer and fall. Hot pink that burns like fire waiting by the front door when I get off work. Definately deserves more use!

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                    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.

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                    • 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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