Phemeranthus calycinum (Talinum) Judith's Favorite

Fame Flower

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
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
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.
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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
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
4-6" wide
Bloom Time
Summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Advantages
Native
Ideal Region
West, Hot Desert
Planting Time
Fall
Native To
North America
Ships To 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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