Gomphrena flaccida ‘Pink Gem’

Pink Gem is a decorative annual flowering plant, with masses of lovely globe shaped bright pink flowers that are long lasting. The plant is rounded and mound shaped with green foliage, and looks great in containers or massed in the garden. Best in an open position in full sun, in a well drained soil, and likes some watering to be at its best. Attracts butterflies and bees, and the flowers remain for months on the plant, and are good for cut flowers.

Scientific Name:Gomphrena flaccida
Family:Amaranthaceae
Common Name:Gomphrena
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.3 ~ 0.4 metres
Width:0.2 ~ 0.3 metres
Flower Colour:Pink
Flowering Time:All year
Ph Level:Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Annual, Biennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Cut flower, Pipe and drain friendly, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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