Globe Amaranth, Gomphrena
Gomphrena globosa 'Gnome Purple'

Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Gomphrena (gom-FREE-nuh) (Info)
Species: globosa (glo-BOH-suh) (Info)
Cultivar: Gnome Purple
Additional cultivar information:(Gnome series)

Category:

Annuals

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Debary, Florida

Columbus, Indiana

Slidell, Louisiana

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Basking Ridge, New Jersey

Lima, Ohio

Alice, Texas

Austin, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Sep 5, 2011, kfprather from Columbus, IN wrote:

I live in Indiana and grew this flower for the first time this summer. It performed wonderfully, even without fertilization. Tons of purple globes. I even trimmed them down a quarter of the way and they suffered no effects. Next year I plan on planting the white and pink ones..