Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Fame Flower; Rock Pink

Talinum calycinum
Plant Type: Annuals
Native Environment:
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Pink / Rose
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone: 1
Hardy To Zone: 1

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Fame flower or rock pink by Mervin Wallace
Photo: Mervin Wallace
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

6 to
12
inches

Spread:

to
feet
Size
Height: 6 to
12
inches
Spread: to
feet
Size
Height: 6 to
12
inches
Spread: to
feet
Typical Landscape Use
Great for containers in full sun. Plant in rock gardens and pockets of soil on large rocks.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grow on the driest conditions possible. Mulch with 1/4-1/2 inch sand. In better conditions, the plants will become taller but easily give way to competition of surrounding plants.
Special Features
Special Usage
Basic Description

A petite succulent with the foliage portion only 1 to 3 inches across and tall resembles the last few inches of spruce twigs. The fuchsia-pink flowers appear 6 to 10 inches above the foliage on thin, pencil lead-sized stems.

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