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Almanac Planting Co 'Atomic Purple' Globe Amaranth (Gomphrena globosa 'Atomic Purple')

'Atomic Purple' Globe Amaranth

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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: 2 - 11 

Sun: Full

Life Cycle: Annual

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 4" grow pot. Each plant will be appropriately sized for its pot. 

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. 

Additional Information

Common Names of Gomphrena globosa

  • Globe Amaranth

  • Globe Flower

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.