Care of Gomphrena - Knowledgebase Question

Atlanta, GA
Question by jkorn
May 13, 2001
What do I feed Gomphrena to make them grow and flower? Do they like acidic soil?

Answer from NGA
May 13, 2001


Gomphrena, or globe amaranth, thrives in full sunshine, in average, well-drained soil with a neutral to slightly alkaline pH. Gomphrena is tolerant of dry soil and does not need regular fertilizing. They're rather tough plants - if you coddle them, they may grow a lot of lush leaves and not bloom at all!

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