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Gomphrena flaccida 'Pink Gem' (Gomphrena)

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Plant description

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Gomphrena 'Pink Gem' is an Australian native version of the globe amaranth. It is a lovely compact annual plant with vivid pink and long lasting flowers from spring through summer and on to autumn. A nice plant for flower gardens and for container growing, and the blooms can be picked for cut flower use. A hardy plant for sunny positions, best in a well drained soil in an open spot. Feed every three months and trim if needed to keep compact. Likes watering if it becomes dry. Butterfly attracting.

Further reading: Top ten native plants and Best natives for pots and small gardens (articles written by native plant expert and horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: pink
Flowering season: spring summer autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.3 metres
Minimum height: 0.2 metres

Maximum width: 0.4 metres
Minimum width: 0.3 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Butterflies, insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: well-drained.

Sand: moist.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Spring.

Types of fertiliser: Slow release fertiliser.

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