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PlantFiles: Globe Amaranth, Gomphrena
Gomphrena globosa 'Gnome Purple'

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

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Category:
Annuals

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:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Flowers are good for drying and preserving

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

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive kfprather 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..

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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