Gomphrena globosa 'Purple
A bushy, hairy-leaved annual, globe amaranth bears round purple flower bracts on thick stems in summer and early fall. This plant is useful as summer bedding or in a border or cutting garden. It is fairly drought tolerant and very heat tolerant. It grows to about 2 feet tall.
Bushy habit and round purple flower bracts over a long period. Good for cutting and drying. Attracts butterflies.
Tolerant of most any well-drained soil of moderate fertility, but appreciates regular moisture. Full sun.
Sow seed at 59° to 64°F in early spring indoors for earlier bloom, or outside after danger of frost has passed.
Gray mold and fungal leaf spots can sometimes be problems.
Growth Pace: Moderate Grower
Characteristics: Attracts Butterflies,
Showy Flowers: Bloom Time-Early Summer, Fall, Late Summer, Summer
Uses: Beds and Borders, Cut Flower
Seasonal Interest: Summer Interest