TRUFFULA PINK™ GOMPHRENA IN HANGING BASKETS
Truffula Pink can be used in hanging baskets as both a thriller and a filler. Be sure to use a large basket that has plenty of head room above since this plant grows quickly and can reach two feet tall. Pair it with other vigorous plants that can compete without getting lost in the mix.
In our Easter Parade recipe pictured here, it’s growing with Supertunia Mini Vista® Pink Star and Supertunia Mini Vista Yellow. These strong growing petunias can keep up with Truffula Pink, filling in around its feet and blooming in complementary colors.
PLANTING YOUR HANGING BASKET
- Truffula Pink has a very full, upright mounding habit so you will only need one if you are planting it with companions in a 12” or larger hanging basket. It works best if you set it in the center of the basket so the other plants have room to fill in around its feet.
- Use a good quality potting soil in your hanging basket. Better potting soils are light in texture and weight, and water drains easily through them.
- Mix a bit of slow release plant food into the potting 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 hanging basket immediately to help the soil settle in around the plants’ roots.
- Hang it up on a sturdy hook, pole or post in a spot that receives at least 6 hours of sun per day.
CARING FOR YOUR HANGING BASKET
Sunlight, water and plant food are the three main things your hanging basket will need to thrive all season long. Follow the tips below and they will repay you with a full season of spectacular flowers.