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Chrysocephalum 'Flambe'

A bright "spiller" plant that doesn't quit!

Chrysocephalum? I bet you looked at that name and said the same thing I did the first time I saw it – “I’ve never heard of this plant before.” The hard-to-pronounce name is Latin for “golden-headed,” in reference to the flowers. I was first introduced to “Flambe” chrysocephalum a few years ago, when it was entered into my trial program with promises of constant flowering and heat tolerance. I wasn’t terribly impressed with the plant at first glance. And as usual, I was skeptical of its claims, but it was native to southern Australia, which definitely is hot and dry.

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