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DESCRIPTION: Stunning purple, white and pink flowers appear in summer, over fine, sea green narrow foliage; extremely tough, enduring hot, humid conditions; great for sunny borders and containers; suitable for fresh and dried cut flowers
BOTANICAL NAME: Gomphrena 'Las Vegas Mix'
OTHER NAMES: Bachelor's Button
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 60 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 25 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun
FLOWER COLOUR: Purple, Pink and White
FLOWERING TIME: Summer
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Sea green
COLD HARDINESS: Annual
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Cut Flowers, Attracts Butterflies, Bee Friendly
Las Vegas Mix Gomphrena has masses of beautiful purple, pink and white ball-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from late spring to late summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves remain bluish-green in colour throughout the season.
Las Vegas Mix Gomphrena is an herbaceous annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Las Vegas Mix Gomphrena is recommended for the following landscape applications:
Planting & Growing
Las Vegas Mix Gomphrena will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 8 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. This annual will live outdoors for one full growing season.
This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.
Las Vegas Mix Gomphrena is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.
*We must be contacted within 7 days of delivery and plants must be taken care of, unplanted and watered until we can pick them up.
**Cedars & Perennials only come with an in-season warranty only. Warranty does not apply to frost damage, hail damage, wind damage or any other acts of mother nature. Plants must be properly planted, properly watered and cared for. Warranty only applies to items purchased at full price or to a maximum discount of 10% unless otherwise specified.