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Globe Amaranth

Gomphrena globosa

(Detailed plant information can be found at the bottom of the page.)
Gomphrena globosa

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Gomphrena globosa Plant Information

Scientific Name: Gomphrena globosa
Common Name: Globe Amaranth
Family: Amaranthaceae
Suggested Uses: annuals, beds & borders, cutflowers
Plant Form: upright, rounded
Height: 1 - 2 feet
Spread: 1 - 2 feet
Foliage: opposite leaves with entire margins

medium-textured foliage
Flower: purple, pink, white, or red globular flower heads similar to clover
Bloom Period: Summer
Sun: full sun
Water: low water requirement

Soil: prefers well-drained soil

tolerates salt

Heat Tolerance: very high heat tolerance
Native Range: Central and South American tropics
Maintenance: propagation by seed
Pests & Pathology: susceptible to root rot
Additional Notes: used as both a cut and dried flower

old fashioned garden plant that is dependable and tough

new cultivars are more compact

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