One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Friday, July 31, 2015
Gomphrena x 'Pink Zazzle' This is not your grandmother's gomphrena.
And I do think of gomphrena as a grandmother's plant. But not this one! Many of my favorite plants are gray leafed, xeric, small, with pink flowers. Pink isn't my favorite color but I love this combination. And look at those hairs; Spiro would say it was hirsute. Plus the leaves are stiff and the plant is nicely branched, almost a symmetrical mound when grown in its own pot.