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Gomphrena 'Fireworks'/Gomphrena, Globe Amaranth

Gomphrena 'Fireworks' / Gomphrena 'Fireworks'
A striking planting in the parking lot at the North Carolina Arboretum near Asheville, NC
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A striking planting in the parking lot at the North Carolina Arboretum near Asheville, NC

A close view of individual flowers

A low border planting in full bloom in August

Striking color in a mixed border of annuals

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Scientific Name: Gomphrena 'Fireworks'
Common Name: Gomphrena, Globe Amaranth
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Pink, Purple
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
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Comments: This is a great annual for summer color. It thrives in full sunlight and is easy to grow. Flowers are often dried at the end of the summer and used in dried arrangements because the flowers retain their good color in a dry state.