Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
James H. Schutte
GOMPHRENA globosa 'Gnome Purple'( GNOME SERIES)
Globe Amaranth, Globe Flower, Gnome Purple Globe Amaranth, Gomphrena
The pretty purple-flowered dwarf globe amaranth, ‘Gnome Purple’, offers continuous summer color and is ideal for container culture. This seed-grown plant is easy to cultivate and quite tough and resilient once established.
Distinctive, round, brightly colored flowers cover this popular warm season annual in the heat of summer. Globe amaranth is an attractive, bushy bedding plant that is native to the southern regions of Central America. Its papery everlasting flowers dry and hold their color well, so they are especially popular for crafting and flower arrangements.
Globe amaranth forms neat clumps and has simple, slightly fuzzy green leaves of medium green. From summer to fall, its stiff, upright branches hold small, round, clover-like heads of papery bracts (petal-like leaves) that subtend tiny yellow flowers. The flower heads attract butterflies and are long-lasting. Deadheading is only necessary when the blooms turn brown.
Full sun and summer warmth are essential for this effortless ornamental. It grows best in perfectly drained garden soil and will withstand some drought once established. It has few to no pest and disease problems but will develop root or stem rot if planted in poorly-drained soil. Enjoy this long-blooming annual in containers or sunny mixed borders. Compact cultivars, like those in the Gnome Series, are ideal for smaller garden spaces. The flower stems are too short for cutting.
12 - 1
A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
6"-10" / 15.2cm - 25.4cm
10"-12" / 25.4cm - 30.5cm
Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall
Bedding Plant, Container, Dried Flower/Everlasting, Edging, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border
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