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Gomphrena

Gomphrena spp.

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Gomphrena Overview

    The genus Gomphrena is composed of approximately 133 annual, biennial and perennials. Also known as globe amaranths, these plants produce pretty spherical inflorescences on upright stems, similar in appearance to clovers, these are made of many discrete flowers. One species is commonly cultivated, with many coloured variations including magenta, purple, orange, red, white and pink. Distribution of this genus ranges across tropical climates in Central and South America and some are found in Australia.

    How to propagate Gomphrena

    Seed

    Seed sown under glass in spring.

    Other uses of Gomphrena

    Only one species G.globosa is usually cultivated; its flower heads are good for cutting and drying.