Gomphrena (Gomphrena haageana 'Strawberry Fields')

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Plant Height: 24 inches
Plant Spread: 8-10 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting

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Posted by lovesblooms (Maryland - Zone 7a) on May 1, 2015 3:13 PM

I love this plant, too. I planted it at the base of a lightpost and it grew four feet high and harmonized very nicely with the gloriosa lilies twining above it. The flowers, and the name gomphrena, remind me of gumdrops. The papery blooms last pretty much forever and there's no need to deadhead: It's always sending up more blooms.

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Posted by Tree_climber (Brown City, MI) on Mar 9, 2014 9:16 AM

I love this plant! It will self seed even in my zone 5, but be careful the seedlings look like weeds.

This looks fantastic planted with Dill. The wonderful aroma of the Dill with the bright red from the Strawberry Fields is a charge for the senses.

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