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.

Family:Amaranthaceae
Scientific Name:Gomphrena flaccida
Cultivar:Pink Gem
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, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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