Globe Amaranth (Gomphrena globosa)
Globe Amaranth Plant FeaturesGlobe amaranth is a charming, easy-to-grow annual flower that's ideal for mixing in garden beds and borders or adding to container gardens. It's a mounding plant that produces a plethora of small, globe-shaped blooms in saturated shades of purple, pink, red, and white. These flowers have a papery feel and are excellent for drying -- in fact, sometimes they dry right on the plant, making globe amaranth a must-have if you like to grow flowers for bouquets or dried-flower crafts. It attracts butterflies, too! Taller varieties of globe amaranth grow 18 to 24 inches tall and work well in the middle of the flower border. Dwarf forms are much more compact growing only 8 to 10 inches high so they are perfect for the bedding or container use.
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Globe Amaranth Growing InstructionsGlobe amaranth does best in full sun and well-drained soil. It tolerates drought well, making it a great choice for containers or low-maintenance beds and borders. If you want to use the flowers for dried arrangements, cut the stems just as the flowers open and hang the stems upside down in an dark, airy location for a week or two until fully dry.
Globe amaranth is not recommended for human or animal consumption.
Low water needs
Super-easy to grow
Complement your Globe AmaranthCosmos
The wiry flower stalks of Cosmos blend perfectly with the graceful wands of Globe Amaranth bloom.
Interplant Marigolds and Globe Amaranth and enjoy one of the easiest flower borders ever.