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Gomphrena globosa

Globe amaranth

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height0.2m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPink purple white-green yellow-orange
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Gomphrena globosa (Globe amaranth). This is a half-hardy annual. The clover-like flowerheads are produced in pink, purple, white, lavender, orange or red.

Characteristics

Annual, Shrub or Herbaceous

Other common names

Bachelor's buttons

Origin

Tropics

Interest and use

Dried arrangements, edging, border, cutting bed

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

This species is easy to grow in any soil, but will grow best in full sun with fertile well drained soil. It tolerates drought, wind and heat.

Propagation

Propagate by seed under glass in spring.

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