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Globe Amaranth

Colorful, papery flower heads from summer to frost are a butterfly magnet, whether grown in the garden or in containers. Though plants typically reach 18 inches or taller, also look for compact 6-10 inch varieties for a tidy edge to the garden or walkway. Taller varieties have an open, branching form and work well both in mid-garden or as a see-through plant at garden's edge. An excellent and long-lasting cut flower; dried blooms will retain their color.

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Plant Details

  • Common name

    Globe Amaranth

  • Botanical name

    Gomphrena globosa

  • Variety


  • Zone

    Grow as an annual.

  • Light


  • Height

    18" (46 cm)

  • Habit


  • Feed

    Use all-purpose

  • Water

    2-3 times per week

  • Bloom Color


  • Bloom Time


  • Maintenance

    Mulch to reduce weeds

This plant also belongs to the following collections:

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