Globe Amaranth (Gomphrena globosa)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 1- 2 feet
Plant Spread: 6-12 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Purple
Red
White
Other: Bright magenta
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Awards and Recognitions: Texas Superstar®

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Comments:
Posted by SCButtercup (Simpsonville SC - Zone 7b) on Aug 24, 2014 5:24 AM

Excellent for dry areas! In my garden, because of heavy mulch, it does not reseed. Also, the seeds are probably very sensitive to cold even in my zone 8 mild winters. But the seed can be saved, and it blooms true to seed. Flowers also are great for drying. Just cut clumps and hang upside down. I really love this plant for its ease and how it keeps on blooming into the late summer and fall.

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Posted by Dodecatheon3 (Northwest Arkansas - Zone 6b) on Jun 11, 2014 8:02 AM

EXCELLENT long blooming annual providing lots of color with very low maintenance. GREAT cut & dried flower.

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Plant Events from our members
lovesblooms On February 9, 2017 Seeds sown
w/s labeled "dwarf purple"
lovesblooms On January 28, 2017 Seeds sown
w/s, light pink
lovesblooms On January 15, 2017 Seeds sown
w/s, white
lovesblooms On April 7, 2016 Seeds sown
white, winter sown
lovesblooms On March 7, 2016 Seeds germinated
got2b On August 25, 2015 Bloomed
got2b On July 21, 2015 Obtained plant
Annie's Annuals
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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problem with Gomphrena Globosa by sangel Jul 26, 2018 12:51 PM 3
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Another one from Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Botanic Garden. by hopkora Feb 5, 2018 8:46 PM 3
Weed by Sonoferic May 26, 2017 4:46 PM 14
Iresine ? useful herb ? how ? by CarolineScott Feb 26, 2017 8:36 PM 5
What's Blooming- - 2014 - - Photo's please! by Xeramtheum Jan 6, 2015 7:33 PM 2,770
Will you be doing any seed swaps? by SongofJoy Feb 11, 2012 7:30 AM 25

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