Globe amaranth (Gomphrena globosa)
Gomphrena globosa, known as Globe amaranth is an herbaceous plant that produces decorative purple flowers. There are now several different varieties with flowers in different colors. The flowering occurs between mid summer to early autumn.
Plant profileCommon name: Globe amaranth
Scientific name: Gomphrena globosa
Plant type: Annual / Biennial
Height: 50cm - 1.5m
Spread: 50cm - 1.5m
Flower color: Purple
Season of interest: Autumn, Summer
Sunlight: Full Sun
Moisture: Well drained
Garden type: Architectural, Patio & Container Garden, Rock & Gravel Garden
Planting type: Containers & Pots, Cut Flowers, Flower borders and bedding, Low Maintenance
Other characteristics: Drought resistant
Its leaves are oval-lanceolated, with hairy texture and light green coloration. It is versatile, having various landscape functions, and can be an alternative to compose flowerbeds and borders. In addition, the flower heads can be harvested and used as dried flower.
How to plant
Globe amaranth should be planted in fertile and well drained soil enriched with organic matter in a full sun position. It tolerates well the heat and the cold.
Propagation is done by seed.