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)
Chrysocephalum ‘Flambe Yellow’
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.
You can read other plant reviews here on my garden blog.