Globe Amaranth (Gomphrena globosa)

Globe Amaranth Plant Features

Globe 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 Instructions

Globe 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.
  • Water

    Low water needs

  • Light

    Outside: Sun

  • Colors




  • Special Features

    Attracts butterflies

    Super-easy to grow

Complement your Globe Amaranth

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.

Our favorite varieties

Pink Zazzle Globe Amaranth

Pink Zazzle Globe Amaranth

Gomphrena Pink Zazzle

Bold and beautiful, Pink Zazzle globe amaranth is a mounding/spreading variety that grows about 12 inches tall and 15 inches wide. It has exotic pink flowers that can reach several inches wide.

Pinball Purple Globe Amaranth

Pinball Purple Globe Amaranth

Gomphrena globosa 'Pinball Purple'

Pinball Purple is a delight in the garden or container gardens! It shows off magenta-purple globe-shaped flowers all summer long on a mounding plant that grows 12 to 18 inches tall and wide.

Ping Pong Globe Amaranth

Ping Pong Globe Amaranth

Gomphrena globosa 'Pink Pong Purple'

Long blooming and easy care, Ping Pong Purple globe amaranth offers dark lavender-purple flowers on an upright plant that grows 20 inches tall and 10 inches wide.

Ping Pong White Globe Amaranth

Ping Pong White Globe Amaranth

Gomphrena globosa 'Ping Pong White'

Incredibly versatile in the garden, Ping Pong White globe amaranth holds up to heat and drought, producing myriads of white flowers bees and butterflies love. It grows 18 inches tall and 14 inches wide.