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Gomphrena haageana 'Strawberry Fields' (Gomphrena)

Gomphrena haageana 'Strawberry Fields' Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Gomphrena haageana 'Strawberry Fields' gom-FREE-nah haj-ee-AY-nay Common Name: Gomphrena Genus: Gomphrena
An upright, bushy annual with flowers (actually bracts) that resemble bright red strawberries with tiny yellow "seeds." Flowers are produced from summer to early fall and are great for cutting and drying. Leaves are hairy. Gomphrena is fairly drought tolerant and very heat tolerant. Use as bedding, in a border, or in a cut flower garden.
Noteworthy characteristics: Bushy habit. Bright red flowerheads that resemble strawberries.
Care: Tolerates most any soil that is moderately fertile and well-drained. Grow in full sun, preferably with regular moisture. Some drought tolerance and very good heat tolerance.
Propagation: Sow seed at 59° to 64°F in early spring.
Problems: Gray mold and fungal leaf spots can sometimes be problems.
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit Clumps
Growth Pace Moderate Grower
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture Adaptable
Maintenance Moderate
Characteristics Attracts Butterflies; Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Early Fall; Early Summer; Fall; Late Summer; Summer
Flower Color Red Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flower, Dried Flower
Style Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Annuals

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