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Gomphrena globosa

Gomphrena globosa
globe amaranth
Common name globe amaranth
Family amaranthaceae
Life cycle annual
Flowers white,pink,purple (summer)
Size 12-24"
Light sun
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

I used to call all my globe amaranths, including 'Strawberry Fields', G. globosa, but in fact the orange and red ones are G. haageana. That leaves the white through purple spectrum for globosa. Years ago, we grew some color mixes, and bushy cream-colored one named 'Gnome White'. They never wowed me, so I was pleased to come across 'Professor Plum' a couple of years ago. The flowers appear as a mass of electric magenta, on mounding plants that exert themselves more in the border than the upright 'Strawberry Fields'.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed for 'Professor Plum' from '05 trade. Baggy 70F (80%G, 8-12d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (55%G, 8-11d)
  3. Seed from '07 garden. Baggy 70F (30%G, 7-9d)

Certainly loses viability after a few years, but easy enough to collect and start plenty of seed.

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