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Globe Amaranth
Scientific Name: Gomphrena globosa L.
Synonym:
Family: Amaranthaceae
Globe Amaranth (Gomphrena  globosa) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 7-10

Heat Tolerance: Good

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Central America (Panama to Guatemala)

Growth Habits: Tender herbaceous annual, 6 to 18 inches tall depending on variety (15 to 45 cm), 6-12 inches in width (15 to 30 cm)

Watering Needs: Occasional water

Propagation: Seeds


The flowers are papery, rather clover like. They can easily be dried for floral arrangements, hang them head down in a dry shaded area, or air-dry them. Leaves are spear shaped.
Gnome purple is a dwarf variety, 6 inches tall, plant 10 inches apart (25 cm).

Globe Amaranth (Gomphrena  globosa)

Blooming Habits:
Flower heads are from 0.25 to 1 inch in diameter (0.6 to 2.5 cm). They can be dried for arrangements and pot-pourris

Fruiting Habits:

Propagation:
Seeds tend to have limited shelf life, use fresh seeds for better results. Sow them indoor in February at 70 to 85F (21 to 29C), they germinate in 1 week at 75F (24C). The seedlings can then be grown at lower temperatures. Plant 6 week old plants 2 to 3 weeks after the last frost date, 8-10 inch apart (20-25 cm). Globe amaranths need a warm soil to grow properly.


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