Billy Buttons- Pink

Gomphrena canescens Open Pollinated

  • Perennial to 90cm
  • Spherical pink to purple flowers
  • Excellent cut flower

Standard seed packet, 50 seeds

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'Billy Buttons- Pink' seeds

Gomphrena canescens

  • Perennial to 90cm
  • Spherical pink to purple flowers
  • Excellent cut flower

Perennial (usually grown as an annual) of variable height from 10cm to 90cm. Leaves are narrow, grey-green and softly hairy. The flowers are spherical, starting deep pink or purple and fading to a pale dusty pink, blooming from summer to autumn. Suited to native gardens and mass planting, the flowers can be used fresh or dried as an excellent cut flower.

A different species to Billy Buttons, this native wildflower is from the same genus as Globe Amaranth. It is native to tropical areas of the Northern Territory, Western Australia and Queensland where it grows in moist soil in woodlands and grassland. Tolerant of clay, sandy and poor soils and hot, humid summers. Also known as 'Bachelor Buttons'.

Note: Seeds of many native plants are dormant and will not germinate until ideal environmental conditions are met. Follow instructions for pre-treatment and sowing, and be patient; some wild harvested seeds can take much longer to germinate than expected.

Seeds per gram: 250
Product code: H2-14

Quick Sowing Guide
Method Raise seedlings or sow direct
Sowing Depth 3mm
Season Spring and summer
Germination 14-21 days @ 20-25°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost Tender Perennial
Plant Spacing 20cm
Plant Height 90cm
Position Full sun, moist well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 90 days


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Express Delivery $15.00

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(Calculated by weight)
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