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Gomphrena globosa ‘Gnome White’ (Globe Amaranth)

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Perfect for small gardens, Gomphrena globosa ‘Gnome White’ (Globe Amaranth) is an extra-dwarf, compact annual boasting a profusion of small, ball-shaped flowers, 1/2 in. across (1 cm), composed of pure white papery bracts. Blooming from early summer to the first frost, the flowers are a magnet for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. They contrast nicely with the dark green foliage. Low maintenance, pest and disease-free, drought and heat-tolerant, this Globe Amaranth selection is perfect for mixed containers and is ideal in beds. The blossoms make excellent fresh cut flowers and everlasting dried arrangements.

  • Grow up to 6-10 in. tall (15-25 cm) and 10-12 in. wide (25-30 cm).
  • Thrives in any moderately fertile soil in full sun. Good drought tolerance once established but performs best with regular moisture throughout the growing season. Excellent heat tolerance.
  • A great choice for beds and borders, containers, cottage gardens, and cutting gardens. Excellent for fresh or dried flower arrangements and bouquets.
  • Low maintenance, add this charming annual plant to the landscape and you will be rewarded with bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, beneficial insects.
  • In warm winter climates, such as USDA hardiness zones 9 and 11, Globe Amaranth can also be grown as a perennial.
  • No deadheading is required.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Deer do not prefer this plant.
  • Propagate by sowing seed at 60-65°F (15-18°C) in early spring.
  • Sow seeds outdoors after all danger of frost has passed or indoors 6-8 weeks prior to the last spring frost date.
  • Pinch young plants to promote bushiness.
  • Gomphrena globosa is native to Central America.

Requirements

Hardiness 2 - 11
Heat Zones 1 - 11
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Annuals
Plant Family Amaranthaceae
Genus Gomphrena
Common names Globe Amaranth, Globe Flower, Bachelor's Button
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 6" - 10"
(15cm - 25cm)
Spread 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spacing 10" - 12"
(25cm - 30cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Dry Soil, Clay Soil
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Cutting Garden
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Requirements

Hardiness 2 - 11
Heat Zones 1 - 11
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Annuals
Plant Family Amaranthaceae
Genus Gomphrena
Common names Globe Amaranth, Globe Flower, Bachelor's Button
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 6" - 10"
(15cm - 25cm)
Spread 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spacing 10" - 12"
(25cm - 30cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Dry Soil, Clay Soil
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Cutting Garden
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