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Globe Amaranth Gomphrena globosa

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
gom-FREE-nah glo-BOH-sa
Description

This is a great annual for summer color. It thrives in full sunlight, is drought tolerant and easy to grow. Flowers are often dried at the end of the summer and used in dried arrangements because the flowers retain their good color.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Poolside Garden
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Bicolor Rose', 'Fireworks', 'Pinball Purple', 'Pinball White', 'Purple Red'
Tags:
#purple#red#white#sun#partial shade#heat tolerant#annual#drought tolerant#orange#lavender#pink flowers#seeds#summer flowers#fantz#late spring flowers#dried arrangements#butterfly friendly
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Bicolor Rose', 'Fireworks', 'Pinball Purple', 'Pinball White', 'Purple Red'
Tags:
#purple#red#white#sun#partial shade#heat tolerant#annual#drought tolerant#orange#lavender#pink flowers#seeds#summer flowers#fantz#late spring flowers#dried arrangements#butterfly friendly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Gomphrena
    Species:
    globosa
    Family:
    Amaranthaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Mexico to Brazil
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Good Dried
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    Bracts
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    The true flowers are insignificant, tiny, white to yellow trumpets. It is the bright colored bracts arranged in globose, papery-textured, clover-like flowerheads that attract attention.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Velvety
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Small Space
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Children's Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Heat