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Purple Gomphorena globosa seed

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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.

Noteworthy Characteristics: 

Bushy habit and round purple flower bracts over a long period. Good for cutting and drying. Attracts butterflies.

Care: 

Tolerant of most any well-drained soil of moderate fertility, but appreciates regular moisture. Full sun.

Propagation: 

Sow seed at 59° to 64°F in early spring indoors for earlier bloom, or outside after danger of frost has passed.

Problems: 

Gray mold and fungal leaf spots can sometimes be problems.

Overview

Height: 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread: 6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit: Clumps
Growth Pace: Moderate Grower
Light: Full Sun Only
Moisture: Adaptable
Maintenance: Moderate
Characteristics: Attracts Butterflies, 
Showy Flowers: Bloom Time-Early Summer, Fall, Late Summer, Summer
Flower Color: Purple
Uses: Beds and Borders, Cut Flower
Style: Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest: Summer Interest
Type: Annuals


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