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GOMPHRENA globosa (WOODCREEK SERIES)

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Mark A. Miller

Family

Amaranthaceae

Botanical Name

GOMPHRENA globosa( WOODCREEK SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Globe Amaranth, Globe Flower, Gomphrena, Woodcreek White Amaranth

Special Notice

This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.

General Description

Globe amaranth is an attractive annual bedding plant that produces rounded heads of papery bracts, which resemble clover, that subtend small yellow flowers. Native to Central America, the flowers make excellent cut flowers as well as dried everlastings in bouquets. Those in the Woodcreek Series include a wide array of flower colors on plants maturing just over knee high. The series members are erect but bushy and have small, hairy, medium green leaves. At least six different varieties exist, with blossoms that are either lavender, violet, white, fuchsia, cerise-red or orange. A mix is also available.

Plants in the Woodcreek Series are drought tolerant and do best in sites with full sun and very well-drained, but moderately fertile garden soils. Enjoy these long-blooming annuals in containers or sunny mixed borders. Start plants from seeds after the danger of frost.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • Sunset Zone

    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

  • Plant Type

    Annual

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    12"-24" / 30.5cm - 61.0cm (18)

  • Width

    12"-24" / 30.5cm - 61.0cm (18)

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall

  • Native To

    Central America

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Red, Orange, Pink, Magenta, Fuchsia, Rose, Violet, Orange Red

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Gray Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Dried Flower / Everlasting, Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Dried Flower/Everlasting, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes