Globe amaranth (Gomphrena globosa)-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Annual

Globe amaranth
Gomphrena globosa


 
Features
An old fashion flower that is easy to grow, tough and drought resistant. Excellent cut flower and dries well also. Short and tall varieties available and is a consistent performer in the garden. Good mix with other annuals for an informal look. Holds up well under heat, humidity and rain. 
 
Culture
Full sun in average garden soil. Drought tolerant, only needing water when very dry conditions persist. 
 
Cultivars
  • ‘Fireworks’

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    ‘Pin Ball’ series

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    ‘Buddy’ series

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    ‘Gnome’ series

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    ‘Audrey’ series

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    ‘Las Vegas’ series

 
 
Mature Height
6-18 Inches
 
Size
Medium
 
 
Annual Hardiness Type
Tender Annual
 
 
Bloom Color
Pink
Purple
Red
White
 
 
Bloom Season
June - October
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
 
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Sun
 
 
Pests and Problems

Environmental Damage

Herbicide Injury


Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:

Relatively pest free
 
Additional Notes
Tends to come into flower late

 

 
Related Resources
Home, Yard & Garden Pest Guide
Illinois Commercial Landscape and Turfgrass Pest Management Handbook
U of IL - Distance Diagnosis through Digital Imaging
U of IL - Plant Clinic