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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|B Zmich zone 5
|Jul 15, 2010
|Hello, Last year I tossed an entire intact globe of dried seed from the previous year. Oh what a glorious mound of flowers. I didn't separate the seeds this year either. Very bushy results again so far. What a fun plant.
- Seed for 'Professor Plum' from '05 trade. Baggy 70F (80%G, 8-12d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (55%G, 8-11d)
- 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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