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Largeflower Fameflower
Scientific Name: Talinum calycinum Engelm.
Synonym: Phemeranthus calycinus, Claytonia calycina
Family: Portulacaceae
Largeflower Fameflower (Talinum  calycinum)
Talinum calycinum, Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 37. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 5-9

Frost Tolerance: Generally grown as annual in zone 5 and 6

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: North America

Growth Habits: Herbaceous perennial, 6 to 10 inches tall (15-25 cm), 8 to 12 inches spread (20-30 cm); linear succulent glabrous leaves, 0.8 to 2.8 inches long (2-7 cm), 0.12 inch in diameter (3 mm), in rosette; thick rhizome

Watering Needs: Low to moderate water, needs good drainage, prefers rocky or sandy soils

Propagation: Seeds in the spring (cover the seeds lightly, take 3 to 4 weeks to germinate), cuttings in summer

Blooming Habits:
The Fameflower has large bright pink flowers, up to 1.2 inch in diameter (3 cm), 5 petals, in early summer. The flowers open at noon and close in mid afternoon.

Fruiting Habits:

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