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PlantFiles: Gomphrena, Rio Grande Globe Amaranth
Gomphrena haageana

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

One member has or wants this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


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


1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive htop 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 to Central America from Guatemala to Panama. Gomphrena haageana should be planted 12 inches to 18 inches (30 cm-45 cm) apart.


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

Montgomery, Alabama
San Antonio, Texas

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