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Gomphrena – Truffula™ Pink

Garden Height
22 - 28
Spacing
12 - 18
Spread
22 - 26
Habit
Mounded
Container Role
Filler
Flower Size
Medium
Flower Colors
Pink
Light Level
Sun
Proven Winners

Attracts: Bees, Butterflies

Continuous Re-Bloom

Dead-Heading Not Necessary

Drought Tolerant

Heat Tolerant

Long Blooming

Maintenance Notes

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. 

Uses Notes

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

Bloom Time

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.