'Atomic Purple' Globe Amaranth
Gomphrena globosa 'Atomic Purple'
Uses: Annual flowering plant
Benefits: Easy to take care of. Produces beautiful white and magenta bracts which are great for drying
Zones: 9 - 11 (commonly grown as an annual in colder zones)
Life Cycle: Annual (perennial in zones 9 - 11)
Mature Height: 24"
Mature Width: 12"
Gomphrena globosa—commonly known as Globe Amaranth—is a semi-compact annual that's best known for its magenta, flower-like bracts that are incredibly well suited for drying and preservation.
These bracts provide gorgeous color to your garden from summer through fall, and are known to retain their unique colors even after they are dried (everlasting). They're also especially eye-catching and long-lasting freshly cut flowers
This specific cultivar, 'Atomic Purple', has bracts consisting of deep tones of magenta on the sides and white on the poles.
Globe Amaranth Care
Plant Globe Amaranth in full sun.
Plant after the last spring frost, ideally when temperatures are above 50°F.
Keep its soil moist, but not wet. Irrigate during establishment, and during periods of drought.
Fertilize as required, especially if planted in poor soil.
Does best in temperatures between 65°F and 95°F.
May require staking, especially in areas prone to high winds.
Size of Globe Amaranth for Sale
The Gomphrena globosa that we sell online will ship in a greenhouse grade grow pot. Each plant will be appropriately sized for its pot. Please contact us with any specific questions.
Size of Globe Amaranth When Fully Grown
Gomphrena globosa typically grows to a height of 2' and a width of 1'. It sometimes grows as small as 6" wide and 12" tall.
Common Names of Gomphrena globosa
Toxicity and Risks of Globe Amaranth
Gomphrena globosa is not considered toxic to people or pets. In fact, it's often referred to as an edible plant with antioxidant properties.
*This plant is a part of our Archived Plant Collection. Although no longer for sale, we keep pages like this on our site for the benefit of others.