A carefree little succulent native plant, Phemeranthus calycinum 'Judith's Favorite' (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).
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.
Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
Judith's Favorite Fame Flower
Phemeranthus calycinum Judith's Favorite
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Native, Groundcover, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Multiplies / Naturalizes, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Good For Containers, Plants For Small Spaces, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
West, Southwest, Hot Desert, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer, Fall
Ships To Canada
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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