TALINUM

FAMILY: Portulacaceae

TYPE
  • Annuals
  • Perennials
SUN EXPOSURE
  • Full Sun
WATER
  • Moderate Water
PLANTING ZONES
  • CS (Coastal South) / Zone 9
  • TS (Tropical South) / Zone 10
  • TS (Tropical South) / Zone 11

Plant Details

These easy-to-grow perennials are prized for their attractive, delicate flowers. They're not particular about soil, but they do require good drainage.

fame flower

talinum calycinum (Phemeranthus calycinus)

  • Native from Missouri and Arkansas south to Mexico.
  • In the wild, forms large colonies in rocky soils.
  • Very narrow, succulent leaves to 2 inches long form basal foliage clumps to 1 feet wide.
  • Open clusters of pink to red, five-petaled flowers appear atop 8 inches-tall leafless stems.
  • Flowers open in morning, close by midafternoon.
  • Perfect for a rock garden.

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talinum paniculatum

  • Tender perennial, native from southern U.S. to Central America.
  • A true Southern passalong plant, rarely purchased at garden centers but frequently showing up as an unannounced but welcome guest in gardens.
  • Forms a low, 1- to 2 feet-wide rosette of oval, pointed, bright green leaves to 3 inches long.
  • In summer, thin stalks to 2 feet tall carry large clusters of tiny pink flowers; these are followed by beadlike yellow seedpods that mature to a rich burgundy-red.
  • Good in containers or at the front of the border.
  • Reseeds readily.
  • Limon has chartreuse foliage.
  • Variegatum has grayish green leaves with white margins.

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