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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.
Flower colour: pink
Flowering season: spring summer autumn
Maximum height: 0.3 metres
Minimum height: 0.2 metres
Maximum width: 0.4 metres
Minimum width: 0.3 metres
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Butterflies, insects.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Spring.
Types of fertiliser: Slow release fertiliser.