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Qis Orange Gomphrena*

Gomphrena 'Qis Orange'

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Qis Orange Gomphrena (Gomphrena 'Qis Orange') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Qis Orange Gomphrena flowers

Qis Orange Gomphrena flowers

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  26 inches

Spacing:  8 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Other Names:  Bachelor's Button

Brand:  Ball

Description:

Stunning orange flowers with yellow tips 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

Ornamental Features

Qis Orange Gomphrena has masses of beautiful orange ball-shaped flowers with yellow tips 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.

Landscape Attributes

Qis Orange 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.

Qis Orange Gomphrena is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Qis Orange 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 fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.

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. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Qis Orange 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.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features