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Perennials

#280 - Talinum calycinum (Rock Pink)

$5.97
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PLANT INFORMATION:

  • Botanical Name:
    Talinum calycinum
  • Common Name:
    Rock Pink
  • Type:
    No
  • Family:
    Portulacacea
  • Exposure:
    Sun
  • Size:
    6"h x 6"w
  • Zones:
    No
  • Water:
    Low moisture
  • Origin:
    Central & S. Central US
  • Butterflies:
    No
  • Hummingbirds:
    No
  • Container Size:
    Small Pot Band

Plant Description

Rock Pink is a cute little native related to Rose Moss with bright Pink jewel-like blooms held above small succulent leaves. The perfect plant for a rock garden or xeric planting, it survives drought by storing water within its leaves. The cheerful blooms open in the early evening, greeting you as you arrive home from work. This perennial sometimes goes by the common names of Flame flower or Fame Flower and may also be found listed botanically as Phemeranthus calycinum. It is found naturally on thin rocky or sandy soil so excellent drainage is important.