A bushy, hairy-leaved annual, globe amaranth bears round purple flower bracts on thick stems in summer and early fall. This plant is useful as summer bedding or in a border or cutting garden. It is fairly drought tolerant and very heat tolerant. It grows to about 2 feet tall.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsBushy habit and round purple flower bracts over a long period. Good for cutting and drying. Attracts butterflies.
CareTolerant of most any well-drained soil of moderate fertility, but appreciates regular moisture. Full sun.
PropagationSow seed at 59° to 64°F in early spring indoors for earlier bloom, or outside after danger of frost has passed.
ProblemsGray mold and fungal leaf spots can sometimes be problems.
- Genus : Gomphrena
- Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 11
- Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
- Moisture : Adaptable
- Plant Type : Annuals
- Bloom Time : Early Summer, Fall, Late Summer, Summer
- Light : Full Sun
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Maintenance : Moderate
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest