The owner of the small nursery I bought this from couldn't tell me much about this plant. They got it from someone this spring and were told it's a Flame Flower, but it doesn't match anything under that name in my plant encyclopedia. The leaves are slightly fleshy and the flowers open in the morning and close by late afternoon. It kinda reminds me of a Desert Rose (adenium), but much smaller.
It might be Talinum calycinum. try this link http://www.highcountrygardens.com/shop/quicksearch.html
I had trouble getting this to work. If you try this link you will have to enter the plant name (Talinum calycinum or flame flower) to get the picture and information. See what you think
Baa and Talinum, thanks for trying! But still no match.
Go_vols, the flowers are about half an inch in diameter when fully opened. The plant I have is about 18 inches tall, but I have no idea how tall it can get. The largest leaves are maybe 2 inches long and they are smooth and thick.
You can't tell by the photo, but the stems are a grayish color - they remind me of a leggy sempervivum (is there such a thing??)
Tim10, I had it in a flower bed for the past couple of months and it remained upright, never changing its growth habit. I agree that it's probably some sort of desert plant - it's definitely a succulent. All this time I still haven't found anything resembling it but I'm still hopeful!