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|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.3 ~ 0.4 metres|
|Width:||0.2 ~ 0.3 metres|
|Flowering Time:||All year|
|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|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant, Attractive foliage|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT
Once you have found the plant that looks right for you, the next step is where to buy it.
Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you have planned on, they can often suggest alternatives that will also work well for you.
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