Gomphrena groundcover = truffula tree forest!
This year I decided to use Gomphrena ‘fireworks’ as a groundcover in my front garden. Here we are into August with triple digit temperatures daily, and it is not slowing down whatsoever. I have not watered it since I planted it in June (which I was afraid was too late in the season). I needed to fill these beds, and I wanted to use something quick and effective for this year. I also wanted a fun and whimsical look.This is my view out the front door. The drip line you see is for the perimeter of gulf muhly grasses only – those were expensive and I planted those late as well, so I need to keep that investment alive. The gomphrena ‘fireworks’ were only $25 a flat, and that is what is here. Not a bad return on a $25 investment! In fact, I am not even sure if the whole flat went on this side…I think few went to the other side of the yard.Here is the same view, June 30th (lapse of 36 days
IN THE SUMMER HEAT IN SOUTH TEXAS SUMMER HEAT) . To our family, this looks like a truffula tree forest….
LOVE THIS PLANT! I think it is my new fav…at least until my next fav.