Gomphrena – Truffula™ Pink
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Dead-Heading Not Necessary
This tough and durable plants is easy to care for. This is a large plant, be sure to allow sufficient elbow room for it to grow. It does not need to be deadheaded, in fact, as the flowers age they continue to have great presence on the plant. This plant is well branched and will tend to keep mounding up on itself. if you do happen to see it split, it will quickly branch and fill in any open spaces. Like Diamond Frost this is a great plant for that spot where the hose just doesn't reach.
Great for use in large containers and combinations as well as in landscapes. This a tough and durable annual and would be an ideal plant to hide unsightly blight, such as an electric meter. Can be used as dried and cut flowers as well.
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Dried Flower, Landscape, Mass Planting
pH C - pH 6.0 - 6.5
EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9
Fertilization 150 - 200
Light Requirements High
Water Requirements Dry to Moderate, Moderate to Moist
Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit
Growing On Temperature 65 - 75° Fahrenheit
Holding Temperature 50 - 60° Fahrenheit
Planting and Timing Information
Spring and Summer Finish. Standard ppp.
Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 5-7 Weeks
6" and Gallon Pot : 6-8 Weeks
7-9" Pot : 7-9 Weeks
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 10-12 Weeks
Pinching and Growth Regulators
Pinch 1-2 weeks after transplant, a second pinch as needed for larger containers.
Paclobutrazol 1-3 ppm as a drench can help shape or hold the crop, but go slowly and learn how the crop performs in your greenhouse.
Pest and Disease Management
Watch for Botrytis when flowering, do not overhead when flowering.