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PlantFiles: Gomphrena, Rio Grande Globe Amaranth
Gomphrena haageana 'Strawberry Fields'

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

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Margui622 On Nov 15, 2009, Margui622 from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

It's November, and this plant is still blooming and performing. It takes abuse from the cat and still performs, she loves it! I'm planning on collecting the seeds and try propogating this next year. Several people have seen it and have admired it!

Positive Kiapa On May 26, 2006, Kiapa from Fort Worth, TX wrote:

I adore this plant. It is the best heat tolerant performer in my blazing and dry street beds.
I was first introduced to this one on horticulture classes. I brought home tiny babies that went crazy. It does not seem to be terribly invasive but certainly easy to remove should it happen up in a spot you didn't choose.
A bright true red that lasts without fading!

Positive jjergins On May 22, 2004, jjergins from Abilene, TX (Zone 7a) wrote:

This will grow easily in my hot West Texas garden in sandy, alkaline soil. It will also occasionally reseed. It blooms all summer.

Neutral smiln32 On Aug 30, 2001, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

A superb bloomer for a hot color scheme, Gomphrena haageana 'Strawberry Fields' is a great choice for a hot color scheme. About 20" high, this steady blooming globe amaranth also makes a great cut flower for drying.

Soil should be of good quality and well-drained. Full sun is essential for good growth and best flowering. This annual blends well with most other flowering bedding plants and is a good filler for the border where spring perennials have faded. When sowing seeds, try to soak them in water for a few days before planting. This will aid in speedier germination


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

Auburn, Alabama
Clayton, California
Forestville, California
Fresno, California
Menifee, California
Vacaville, California
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Wauchula, Florida
Athens, Georgia
Augusta, Georgia
Winterville, Georgia
Hinsdale, Illinois
Barbourville, Kentucky
Bay City, Michigan
Pinconning, Michigan
Mathiston, Mississippi
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Cincinnati, Ohio
Columbia, South Carolina
Conway, South Carolina
Knoxville, Tennessee
Abilene, Texas
Austin, Texas (3 reports)
Blanco, Texas
Chillicothe, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Hereford, Texas
Killeen, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
San Marcos, Texas
Woodway, Texas
Richmond, Virginia

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