Plant ID forum: Firework Flower

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plantslife
Jun 11, 2016 7:26 PM CST
what is the botanical name for the firework flower and will it grow in zone 5?

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Jun 11, 2016 8:36 PM CST
I believe it's this
Large Flowered Globe Amaranth (Gomphrena pulchella 'Fireworks')

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jvdubb
Jun 12, 2016 6:09 AM CST
It does not look like Gomphrena Fireworks to me. But its been a few years since I've grown it.
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Jun 12, 2016 10:53 AM CST
Could it be the Spider Chrysanthemum?

http://www.heidenreichsflowers.com/spider-chrysanthemum-flow...

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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Jun 12, 2016 12:36 PM CST
I think this is Buttonbush Cephalanthus occidentalis. The individual flowers are white but turn brown/reddish brown. If you look at the enlargement you can see a couple of white blooms in it. The leaves visible in the enlargement look like Cephalanthus also. I think the photo the OP used came from this site. It list Gomphrena Fireworks, but does not identify this particular photo as fireworks flower.
http://www.totallandscapecare.com/install-fireworks-in-clien...

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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Jun 12, 2016 1:02 PM CST
By Jay, I think you've got it. nodding
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jun 12, 2016 1:30 PM CST
Jay nailed it! Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Jun 12, 2016 2:22 PM CST
I also think the image on the website was enhanced. The intensity of the colors seems a little extreme.
Here is my original photo and one I enhanced. I didn't change any colors, I just deepened the shadows and brightened the highlights which intensifies the colors.


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