truffula pink gomphrena in the landscape

Though Truffula Pink globe amaranth does grow well in large containers, where it really shines is in the landscape. There, it will have plenty of room to reach its full potential and will nicely fill in an area in short order. It makes a welcome addition to garden beds, borders and cutting gardens.

Since this plant blooms continuously all season, it can be dotted along the length of a garden bed where its hot pink color will tie everything together into one cohesive design. Since it matures to 22 to 28” tall, make sure the plants you grow behind it are at least two feet tall so they don’t get covered up. Similarly, you could plant a row of Truffula Pink behind a short evergreen hedge to provide a long-lasting pop of color.

Truffula Pink can also be used for a seasonlong supply of cut flowers. The clipped plants will quickly fill back in, keeping fresh flowers coming all the way until frost.

truffula pink gomphrena in the landscape
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  • Truffula Pink is a low maintenance plant in the landscape. Unless you live in very warm zones 9-11, you’ll need to replace it each spring because it won’t survive a cold winter.
  • If you are planting a grouping of Truffula Pink and want the plants to grow together with no bare spots in between, space them about 12 to 18” apart.
  • Truffula Pink requires well-drained soil that won’t stay wet for long after a hard rain. You may need to amend your soil with a good quality garden soil, compost, or humus/manure mix to improve the drainage before planting. If you garden in very heavy clay, you may have better luck growing this plant in a raised bed or container.
  • Mix a bit of slow release plant food into the soil before you add the plants. Follow the package instructions to know how much to use. This will ensure a small amount of food is available to the plants’ roots over the season.
  • Water your newly planted Truffula Pink Gomphrena immediately to help the soil settle in around the plants’ roots.


This is truly a low maintenance plant in the landscape. A little duress, heat or drought won’t stop it in its tracks. Follow the tips below and this plant will repay you with a full season of spectacular flowers.


  • The eventual size and robust development of Truffula Pink is, in part, dependent on the amount of sunlight you give it. It will grow and bloom the strongest when it receives at least 6 hours of sun per day. Its growth isn’t nearly as impressive in shade, so we don’t recommend it.
  • Though this plant is certainly whimsical and pretty, it is resilient in high heat and moderate drought. ​It won’t wilt in all-day sun or in the heat of those lazy hazy days of summer.


  • Well-drained soil will help this plant perform to its full potential. Making it sit in wet soggy soil is a miscalculation, causing the fun to fizzle.
  • Plants growing in the ground tend to dry out more slowly than plants growing in containers. That means they may not need to be watered quite as often. Truffula Pink likes the soil to dry out a bit between each time you water it.
  • Since this plant does not usually wilt to let you know it is thirsty, you can do the finger test until you get to know your plant. Stick your finger down in the soil up to your second knuckle. If the soil sticks to your finger, it is moist enough to make it through another day without watering. If not, it’s time to water.


  • If you are growing Truffula Pink by itself in the landscape, it won’t require frequent feeding. However, if you are growing it among “hungrier” flowers, it won’t hurt it to get a few extra meals in.
  • At time of planting, add some Proven Winners continuous release plant food to the soil in your garden bed. Follow the package instructions for rates.
  • About once per month, feed it with Proven Winners water soluble plant food to provide a quick burst of nutrients to the plant.
  • Any brand of plant food meant for flowers will work for your hanging baskets. But we recommend Proven Winners water soluble and continuous release plant foods because they are specially formulated with micronutrients to help our varieties grow bigger, stronger, and bear more flowers.


  • Unlike many annuals, Truffula Pink globe amaranth does not need to be trimmed periodically throughout the season. Plan on it growing large and taking up a lot of space in your garden bed. If the clump starts to open up a bit, new growth will quickly fill in the middle. If you need the plant to be shorter or want to harvest some flowers for bouquets, you can safely remove about 25% of it without harm.
  • Trimming off the spent flowers won’t be needed to keep this plant blooming non-stop all season.
  • You may find that rabbits are doing the job of trimming your Truffula Pink for you when you grow it in the landscape. If this happens, use an animal repellent like Plantskydd® or Liquid Fence® to help protect your plant from browsing. It will recover and produce new growth once it is protected.