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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Common names
  • Globe Amaranth
  • Gomphrena
  • Perpetua
  • Bachelor`s Button
  • Thousand Day Red

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Comments:
  • Posted by SCButtercup (Simpsonville SC - Zone 7b) on Aug 24, 2014 5:24 AM concerning plant:
    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.
  • Posted by Dodecatheon3 (Northwest Arkansas - Zone 6b) on Jun 11, 2014 8:02 AM concerning plant:
    EXCELLENT long blooming annual providing lots of color with very low maintenance. GREAT cut & dried flower.
Plant Events from our members
got2b On August 25, 2015 Bloomed
got2b On July 21, 2015 Obtained plant
Annie's Annuals
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
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