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Gomphrena globosa 'Fireworks' (Globe Amaranth)

Globe Amaranth 'Fireworks', Gomphrena 'Fireworks', Bachelor's Buttons 'Fireworks', Bachelor Button 'Fireworks'


Bursting with sparkling color over a very long blooming season, drought and heat tolerant, extremely easy to grow, Gomphrena globosa 'Firework' (Globe Amaranth) is a fabulous annual plant that will create fireworks in your garden from early summer to frost. This prolific bloomer produces masses of long-lasting, intense hot pink pom-poms tipped with gold atop long, sturdy, branchy stems. Low maintenance and fairly pest and disease-free, Globe Amaranth is an attractive architectural element in the landscape and looks amazing at home as it makes excellent fresh cut flowers and everlasting dried arrangements!

  • Vigorously growing up to 3-4 ft. tall and wide (90-120 cm), this fast and tough-as-nails performer is really not fussy about soils and thrives in average, well-drained soils in full sun. Although drought tolerant, once established, Gomphrenas grow best with evenly moist soils during their growing season. Do not overwater them though! Dry soil and clay soil tolerant, this little plant is perfect for dry, sunny borders!
  • A welcomed addition to beds, borders, containers, rock gardens, cutting gardens. Great edging plant too! Since this is a tall Gomphrena, place it to the back of the border or anywhere you might like to create a dramatic vertical exclamation point in your garden.
  • A magnet for hummingbirds, it also attracts butterflies and swallowtails and is deer resistant.
  • No deadheading required!

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Requirements

Hardiness 2 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 11
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2, A3, H1, H2
Plant Type Annuals
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 36" – 48" (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Cutting Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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Credit: Chanticleer Gardens, Ball Horticultural Company

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 2 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 11
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2, A3, H1, H2
Plant Type Annuals
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 36" – 48" (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Cutting Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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