Gomphrena, Rio Grande Globe Amaranth
Gomphrena haageana

Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Gomphrena (gom-FREE-nuh) (Info)
Species: haageana (hag-ee-AH-nuh) (Info)

Category:

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Montgomery, Alabama

San Antonio, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 31, 2008, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Rio Grande hlobe amaranth, Rio Grande bachelor buttons, Haage's globe-amaranth (Gomphrena haageana; synonym: Gomphrena tuberifera) grows natively in New Mexico, Texas (1 county in west Texas) and northeastern Mexico and enjoys hot, humid weather (a perennial in Zones 9 to 11). It is drought tolerant once established; however, it performs better with occasional supplemental watering. It has long, linear, narrow leaves. The small yellow blooms are surrounded by colorful red-orange bracts and appear in summer and continue into early fall. Pinch back the stems on young plants to produce a fuller appearance. Blooms are excellent cut flowers and well dried blooms are excellent in flower arrangements. Gomphrena haageana has a more sprawling growth habit than Gomphrena globosa which is native ... read more