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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
2' 2'
Height
22" - 2'
Spread
22" - 2'
  • 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 6,276
  • 20 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • This was my first year growing gomphrena. I unfortunately didn't have great luck with this one. At first, the leaves had yellow spots and eventually the leaves paled and curled up. I thought that it was rebounding, but then some leaves developed yellow,orange,and red spots. This occurred mostly on lower leaves. In addition, the flowers themselves did not look great. If anyone knows what might be the issue, please let me know as I am at a loss. If it helps, this is planted in a container next to a hollyhock and rhubarb and gets full sun in zone 6. Perhaps it just wasn't my year as my zucchinis didn't perform well either.

      Dana
      , 3 weeks ago
    • This was my first year growing gomphrena. I unfortunately didn't have great luck with this one. At first, the leaves had yellow spots and eventually the leaves paled and curled up. I thought that it was rebounding, but then some leaves developed yellow,orange,and red spots. This occurred mostly on lower leaves. In addition, the flowers themselves did not look great. If anyone knows what might be the issue, please let me know as I am at a loss. If it helps, this is planted in a container next to a hollyhock and rhubarb and gets full sun in zone 6. Perhaps it just wasn't my year as my zucchinis didn't perform well either.

      Dana
      , 3 weeks ago
    • This was my first year growing gomphrena. I unfortunately didn't have great luck with this one. At first, the leaves had yellow spots and eventually the leaves paled and curled up. I thought that it was rebounding, but then some leaves developed yellow,orange,and red spots. This occurred mostly on lower leaves. In addition, the flowers themselves did not look great. If anyone knows what might be the issue, please let me know as I am at a loss. If it helps, this is planted in a container next to a hollyhock and rhubarb and gets full sun in zone 6. Perhaps it just wasn't my year as my zucchinis didn't perform well either.

      Dana
      , 3 weeks ago
    • Was very excited to plant these. Sadly the rabbits quickly devoured them.

      Carla Ritchie
      , Illinois
      , United States
      , 10 weeks 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
      , 12 weeks 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
      , 19 weeks 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
      , 50 weeks 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
      , 1 year ago
    • 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
      , 1 year ago
    • 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
      , 1 year ago
  • 52 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2020 Top Performer Ohio State University Extension - Springfield
    2020 Top Performer Cornell University
    2020 Top Performer University of Minnesota - Morris
    2020 Top Performer - Mid Season Michigan State University
    2020 Top Performer - Final Michigan State University
    2020 Top 10 Plant University of Minnesota - Morris
    2020 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
    2020 Top Performer University of Georgia
    2020 Top Performer South Dakota State - McCrory Gardens
    2020 Top Performer - Early Season Michigan State University
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