Talinum calcaricum

Limestone Fameflower

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Pot Size: 3.5" pot

Plant Description

Fameflower is a beautiful little succulent that occurs only in the open, gravelly, limestone glades of Tennessee, Kentucky, and Alabama where is it rare throughout. It forms small clumps of plump, needle-like, succulent, 2 ” long, gray-green leaves. One-foot tall flower stalks support dozens of brilliant, 1”, 5-petaled flowers from early summer to fall. Curiously, the flowers only open during the late afternoon and only on sunny days. We grow this perennial like a rock garden plant - with excellent drainage in sharp grit in full sun and also in planters with other drought loving succulents. Good companions would be any of the sun loving Sedums, birdsfoot violet, Tennessee Coneflower, and Dianthus Firewitch. This is really an unusual, neat, and pretty little plant. Who knows, it may be the next roof garden star!



Deer resistant

Container plant

Roof Garden

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial



Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny

Soil Condition


Moisture Tolerance



3.5 pot


less than 12

Flower Color

Violet, Rose

Bloom Time

Early fall, Late summer,

Mid summer, Early summer



Hardiness Zones

6, 7