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Talinum calycinum

Also called Large-Flowered Rock Pink


Talinum calycinum - Fame Flower

Talinum calycinum - Fame Flower

More About Talinum calycinum

  • AKA Phemeranthus calycinus
  • Individual plants quickly form large colonies
  • Magenta-pink, saucer-like flowers with contrasting yellow stamens
  • Flowers open on sunny days by noon and close mid-afternoon
  • Each flower lasts one day
  • Succulent, linear, bright green leaves
  • Foliage turns bright pink in cooler temperatures
  • Drought tolerant perennial
  • Bloom Time: Summer

Zone:

5

Height:

15-25 cm

Spread:

20-30 cm

Colour:

Pink (deep)
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Fame Flower Growing and Maintenance Tips

Plant in an average to dry, extremely well-drained, gravelly or sandy soil, in full sun. May not be reliable in Ontario winters, but self-seeds freely and can establish itself the next year. 


Talinum calycinum Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Fast
Fast
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Rock garden
Rock garden
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Summer
Lt. Spr-Sum

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Rooftop (extensive)
Border/edging