Today's bloom is Globe Amaranth 'Fireworks' (Gomphrena globosa)

Bloom of the Day for July 13th, 2013:

Type of plant: Annuals

Bloom color: Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom time of year: Late Spring/Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall/Early Winter, Blooms repeatedly

Sun requirements: Full Sun

Cold hardiness: Not Applicable

Height: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm), 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm), 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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Kell wrote:
Like fireworks! Love it.

HoneybeeNC wrote:
Are the seeds edible?

sunkissed wrote:
Does look like fireworks, interesting I've never seen this one before, a report in my zone in FL...sounds like a nice plant to have in the garden.