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Gomphrena globosa Pinball™ Series

Phonetic Spelling
gom-FREE-nuh glo-BOH-suh
Description

Pinball™ Globe Amaranth is a continuously flowering showy annual. The rounded flower is actually a cluster of papery bracts between which the tiny true flowers are borne. New bracts and flowers are developed at the tip as old ones fall away allowing it to last quite a long time on the plant.

Plant in average well-drained soils in full sun. They are drought tolerant and can be used in the border, a container, a rock garden or a pollinator garden.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Pinball Purple'
  • 'Pinball White'
'Pinball Purple', 'Pinball White'
Tags:
#annual#drought tolerant#white flowers#container plant#purple flowers#dried flowers#mounding#deer resistant#cutting garden#border front#compact habit#butterflies
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Pinball Purple'
  • 'Pinball White'
'Pinball Purple', 'Pinball White'
Tags:
#annual#drought tolerant#white flowers#container plant#purple flowers#dried flowers#mounding#deer resistant#cutting garden#border front#compact habit#butterflies
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Gomphrena
    Species:
    globosa
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Edibility:
    Flowers used for teas. Young leaves are edible.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Habit/Form:
    Mounding
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    10b, 10a, 11b, 11a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Good Dried
    Long Bloom Season
    Long-lasting
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    Bracts
    Flower Description:
    Rounded heads are a cluster of papery bracts between which the tiny true flowers are borne. New bracts and flowers are developed at the tip as old ones fall away. Comes in purple or white flowers and blooms for the season.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Linear
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Description:
    Green linear to elliptical leaves with hairs on the margins.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Wiry green stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Container
    Patio
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Children's Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Heat
    Humidity