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Truffula Pink Globe Amaranth Gomphrena pulchella

Exposure
  • Sun
Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
2'4" 2'2" 71cm 66cm
Height: 22" - 2'4"
Spread: 22" - 2'2"
Height: 56cm - 71cm
Spread: 56cm - 66cm
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  • Details

    22 - 28 Inches
    12 - 18 Inches
    22 - 26 Inches
    56cm - 71cm
    30cm - 46cm
    56cm - 66cm

    Features

    I have BEAUTY and BRAWN.

    Truffula Gomphrena has a perfectly-balanced habit that shows off a plethora of hot-pink flowers. It has performed very well in hot, humid climates where it blooms all season long.  It is an ideal cut-flower with long vase life.

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    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Long Blooming
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Drought Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    22 - 28 Inches 56cm - 71cm
    Spacing: 
    12 - 18 Inches 30cm - 46cm
    Spread: 
    22 - 26 Inches 56cm - 66cm
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Shade: 
    Hot Pink
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun

    The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Planting To Hard Frost
    Hardiness Zones: 
    9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Dried Flower
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    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 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.

    Learn more: Gomphrena Growing Guide

    Truffula Pink Gomphrena pulchella '‘PAST0517E’' USPP 31,728, Can 6,276
  • 25 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • Amazing plant! Planted in a front yard bed this year and grew wonderfully. This is my second year growing this and it has not disappointed yet. Last year we planted in a container and had fantastic results. This will be something we plant every year.

      SHANNON DOYLE DAILEY
      , Oklahoma
      , United States
      , 7 weeks ago
    • A fast growing annual that I planted in two separate years, the second time in a more ideal stop, but it was eaten to the roots by a rabbit or rabbit family.

      Jacob Palmer
      , Oklahoma
      , United States
      , 25 weeks ago
    • One month after planting and it is doing great, the color and structure are so beautiful! I have it in a smaller pot, so after reading some of the reviews that talk about how big it can get, I'm curious if the smaller pot will translate to a smaller plant. Will definitely buy this one again!

      KC
      , 35 weeks ago
    • Truffula Pink has been an annual I have utilized in my pots for years and I an SO happy to see it getting the recognition it deserves. I love how these beautiful pom pom's fill in voids in my potted displays, they are playful and fun and add such a splash of vivid color! My favorite characteristic of Truffula Pink is how well they attract pollinators. I pair these with my Vermillionaire (firecracker plant) and watch the Hummingbirds, bees and butterflies go crazy over them! Great addition to any landscape and home. I have a bunch that I cut, dry and leave inside year round as well. Great overall flower. Highly recommend adding it to your list this season!

      Annie Shupe
      , New York
      , United States
      , 48 weeks ago
    • This is my third summer attempting to grow this plant. I love it when it's in bloom, but I've needed to go away on short business trips, and each time I come back, the plant is wilted, even after a deep watering and additional mulch at the base before leaving. So I'm 99.99% sure that it is NOT drought tolerant. Sad to say, I will not be buying this plant again; at $7.50 a pop x 2 = $15 lost out of my pocket each summer.

      disappointed
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Was very excited to plant these. Sadly the rabbits quickly devoured them.

      Carla Ritchie
      , Illinois
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • This plant does get as big as they say it does. Very pretty, fills a container great. But did catch a rabbit on it's hind legs stretching up to eat the flowers.

      Denise B Lambrecht
      , New Jersey
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • Second review, I have grown this for 3 years in zone 9b. It is perennial. I cut it back to a greenish stubble in winter and it rises again early summer. It is as late to come back as lantana. I have my original plant. I moved it this morning because Supertunia Daybreak Charm is growing over everything out there in the war garden. Daybreak Charm is suppose to be only spread 24", ha ha, lol. I love and my neighbors love the prolific war of Proven Winners flowers in my front yard.

      Carol North
      , California
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • A friend gave this as a gift and I am so glad she did! It never stops blooming, regrows and heals itself if damaged (by the puppy running through it), and requires no work - no deadheading, no water, just put it in a sunny spot and enjoy all and I do mean ALL season! My garden will probably never be without gomphrena globe amaranth Truffula ever again.

      Laura
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
    • This is the first time I've seen this in Oklahoma and so glad I bought! I'm seeing Monarchs, Skippers and a Praying Mantis on them. Love how they attract beneficial bugs!

      Love it!
      , Oklahoma
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
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    2022 Gold Medal Champaign County Illinois Master Gardener Idea Garden
    2022 Top Performer Mississippi State University - Crystal Springs
    2022 Top Performer University of Minnesota - Grand Rapids
    2022 Top Performer Michigan State University
    2022 Top Performer University of Minnesota - St Paul
    2022 Top Performer Mississippi State University - Poplarville
    2022 Top Performer University of Guelph
    2022 Perfect Score Dallas Arboretum
    2022 Perfect Score Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
    2022 Top Performer University of Minnesota - Morris
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