Chrysocephalum apiculatum ‘Flambe Yellow’ is a specialized plant for the hot, sunny garden that gets very little water. It’s a survivor.
Which is probably a good thing in Southern gardens out in the full heat.]
Disclaimer: I purchased this plant this spring for my own garden plant trials
Quick Growing Details
- Height 8-12″ inches mounding
- Plant apart: 12-14 inches
- Sun: Full hot sun
- Flowering: small yellow buttons (1/4 inch wide) from early spring to late fall (frost tolerant to 30F)
This mounding plant can be mass planted or used in containers. What is clear is that it requires a hot garden in which to survive and thrive.
It’s an easy plant to grow although it will grow best if you feed it a regular weekly (or every two weeks) dose of liquid fish emulsion. It’s a greedy feeder kind of plant (much like the big spreading petunias)
This isn’t the largest of flowers, think baby-finger-nail sized blooms but in the heat of the summer, it “should” cover the plant with them.
This is going to be a very popular plant in the Deep South but possibly not so much here in the north.
Planting and Trial Results
Purchased and planted Mid-May 2013
This plant grew well enough but I confess I couldn’t get excited by its show of small flowers. Not an overwhelming plant by any means, it may have a role in container gardens where you want a small amount of yellow contrast (say with something equally small and blue).
But not for use in my general garden or in any northern garden where a massive show of bloom color is needed.
Bottom line: Won’t bother with it again.