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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
Other: Bright magenta
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Awards and Recognitions: Texas Superstar®

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

Photo Gallery
Location: Charleston, SC
Date: 2017-10-28
Location: Riverhead, NY
Date: 2017-06-24
new single annual
Location: Charleston, SC
Date: 2017-10-28
Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus) visiting
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2017-08-15
Location: Botanical Garden Wien (Austria)
Date: 2017-04-07
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2017-06-25
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2017-07-05

credit: Prenn
Location: Brownstown Pennsylvania
Date: 2016-06-18
Location: Southeastern Kentucky
Date: 2023-07-11
Gomphrena globosa
Location: Southeastern Kentucky
Date: July 2023
Gomphrena globosa
Location: Botanical Garden Meise (Belgium)
Date: 2017-04-07
Location: Botanical Garden Meise (Belgium)
Date: 2017-04-07
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Date: 2017-09-29
Found at Briar Patch nurseries

 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi
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Courtesy Outsidepride
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Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2017-08-25
With marine blue butterfly
Location: z5a, Smith College Botanical Garden
Date: 2012-05-29
Location: Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Date: August
credit: Magnus Manske
Location: Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Date: August
credit: Magnus Manske
Location: Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Date: August
credit: Magnus Manske
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  • 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
variegatagal On May 21, 2023 Transplanted
variegatagal On May 20, 2023 Obtained plant
Shades of Green Frisco x2 red
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