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Truffula Pink Globe Amaranth Gomphrena pulchella

Exposure
  • 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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
28" 26"
Height
22 - 28"
Spread
22 - 26"
  • Details

    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.

    Award Winner
    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
    Spacing: 
    12 - 18 Inches
    Spread: 
    22 - 26 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Shade: 
    Hot Pink
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    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. 

    Truffula Pink Gomphrena pulchella '‘PAST0517E’' USPP 31,728, Can PBRAF
  • 9 Reviews

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    • I ordered this from PW on line. I think the picture with the pink puff with a spot of yellow fascinated me. I am still fascinated. Zone 9b it's a perennial but......if it dies to the ground, will it rise from the dead? I don't think so. I have watched the green slowly recede and the limbs become dried sticks. Last frost has passed and it is sprouting little green leaves in first week of March. The base of the plant is still green. I won't be cutting this back in future until spring. It is one of the most precious plants to me in the garden. It started as a few sticks and grow to a large pink bush. PW red verbena was winding around the base. I also planted a Summerific® 'Berry Awesome Hibiscus. Neighbors took pictures. The front of the bed is lined with spirea Candy Corn. I have been buying only PW this spring because of the spectacular results I get.

      Carol North
      , California
      , United States
      , 21 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I ordered this from PW on line. I think the picture with the pink puff with a spot of yellow fascinated me. I am still fascinated. Zone 9b it's a perennial but......if it dies to the ground, will it rise from the dead? I don't think so. I have watched the green slowly recede and the limbs become dried sticks. Last frost has passed and it is sprouting little green leaves in first week of March. The base of the plant is still green. I won't be cutting this back in future until spring. It is one of the most precious plants to me in the garden. It started as a few sticks and grow to a large pink bush. PW red verbena was winding around the base. I also planted a Summerific® 'Berry Awesome Hibiscus. Neighbors took pictures. The front of the bed is lined with spirea Candy Corn. I have been buying only PW this spring because of the spectacular results I get.

      Carol North
      , California
      , United States
      , 21 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • This is the most amazing plant. I bought nine of these Proven Winners plants from my local Home Depot in the spring. They are huge now. Bees and butterflies love them. They are totally carefree. It is December now in Houston and they are still beautiful. I highly recommend.

      Cathy Hughes
      , Texas
      , United States
      , 34 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I purchased 2 plants in July. They have both bloomed all summer and are still blooming now in October. I would like to find out where to purchase more.

      Lynn Brandvold
      , New Mexico
      , United States
      , 41 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I purchased one of these in a 4” pot size and planted it in a 18” pot. At this point in the season the plant has completely overtaken the 18” pot and is spilling over the sides. The flowers are always covered in tons of bees and butterflies. This is one of my favorites and next year I will be purchasing some to plant in my beds.

      Jeff
      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 50 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Beautiful.. Easily grown from seed directly planted. Attracts butterflies. Needs staking in rich soil and that is a deal breaker for me. A real pain. In poorer soil height is about 18 inches. In my soil at least 30 - 36 inches and a lot of foliage.

      Adal
      , Alabama
      , United States
      , 52 weeks ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • I added two of these to my full sun pollinator garden this year, and I couldn’t be more pleased. The plants are quite hardy and survived the triple digit heat wave that hit the week after I planted them with just a daily soaking. The pink is lovely paired with Rockin and Playin the Blues Salvia and Black-Eyed Susans. Smaller butterflies and tiny bees are very attracted to the plants. I would definitely buy these again next year.

      Eileen
      , New Jersey
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • This plant was so tiny when I first got it and so I was quite surprised when it quickly outgrew the container I had it in. I had planted it with some supertunias, but within a month I had to move it to it's own pot because it was just so large and it was overtaking the supertunias. I wish I could post a picture of how large it has gotten. It is also covered in pink blooms which I love. I live in New Mexico and it is pretty hot and dry here, so I have noticed that it requires daily watering in these conditions or it starts to wilt. It does perk right back up when watered though. It definitely needs elbow room. I am growing mine on the edge of my covered patio. Everyone always asks about this unique looking flower when they see it.

      Tina M Davis
      , New Mexico
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • A friend gifted me one of these last year and it turned out to be one of my favorites of the season. The plant was extremely hardy and grew from a tiny 4” pot specimen into a 2’x2’ monster plant! Great for cut flowers as it blooms vigorously and nonstop. It develops long branches, so I can see using it to fill in around perennials that stop blooming in late summer. Just give it room to grow!

      Linda
      , Indiana
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
  • 29 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2019 Top Performer Dallas Arboretum
    2018 Top Performer University of Guelph
    2018 Best Heat-Tolerant Annual Boerner Botanical Garden
    2018 Top Performer Jardin Daniel A. Seguin
    2018 Highlight Plant Mississippi State University - Poplarville
    2018 Top Performer Mississippi State University - Crystal Springs
    2018 Top Performer Michigan State University
    2018 Leader of the Pack - All Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2018 Leader of the Pack - Late Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2018 Top Performer University of Minnesota - Morris
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