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Gomphrena globosa 'Fireworks'

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gom-FREE-nuh glo-BOH-suh
Description

Gomphrena globosa 'Fireworks' is a showy amaranth with a long bloom season and incredible drought and heat tolerance.  Its height at 4' is somewhat taller than others in this species.  It works well when placed at the rear of a bed.  This easy to grow annual will provide masses of long-lasting tuffs of flowers to your garden from early summer to your first frost.  The flower tuffs are a hot pink tipped with bright yellow, each flower resembling a fireworks display. The blooms sit atop long stems. 

Low maintenance and its resistance to pests and diseases make this a great choice for your bed, borders, containers, cutting garden, and rock garden.  Once mature, they are drought tolerant but do appreciate evenly moist soils without overwatering. It is tolerant of a variety of soil types.

Deadheading is not necessary.

May be grown as a perennial in warmer climates.

Its blooms are ideal for fresh or dried arrangements.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Fairly pest and disease-free.  

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#showy flowers#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#deer resistant#long bloom time#clay soils tolerant#dry soils tolerant
 
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#showy flowers#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#deer resistant#long bloom time#clay soils tolerant#dry soils tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Gomphrena
    Species:
    globosa
    Family:
    Amaranthaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, and swallowtails.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Buffer
    Colorful
    Defines Paths
    Easy to Grow
    Textural
    Wildlife Food Source
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Good Dried
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Container
    Patio
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Heat