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Gomphrena globosa/Globe Amaranth

Gomphrena globosa / Gomphrena globosa
Typical gomphrena flowers in mid to late summer
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Typical gomphrena flowers in mid to late summer

Good flowering is full sunlight and well drained soils

A striking purple selection used as a border planting

A less common white flowering selection

Dried flowers of the gomphrena hold their color in a dried state

Two colors

A purple variety in full bloom

Compact plant with pink flowers

Close-up of compact plant

Several colors of flowers in a garden bed

Summer planting at the Birmingham Botanical Garden

A light pink selection

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Scientific Name: Gomphrena globosa
Common Name: Globe Amaranth
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Various
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Annuals for the Cool or Cold Season
Plants for Xeriscapes
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Comments: Easy to grow annual with long flowering period. Has heat and drought tolerance, but flowers best when kept moist. Excellent for dried flowers material.