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Almanac Planting 'Mandarin Orange' Gomphrena (Gomphrena haageana 'Mandarin Orange')

'Mandarin Orange' Gomphrena

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Gomphrena haageana 'Mandarin Orange'


Uses: Flowering plant 

Benefits: Easy to take care of. Produces beautiful orangish-red bracts that are great for drying.

Zones: 2 - 11 

Sun: Full

Life Cycle: Annual (perennial in zones 9-11)

Mature Height: 30"

Mature Width: 18"


Gomphrena haageana—commonly known as Button Flower—is a semi-compact annual that's best known for its bright reddish, 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.

Similiar to Gomphrena globosa, only taller and slightly more tender.

This particular cultivar, 'Mandarin Orange', is known for producing orangish-red bracts that are accented with hints of yellow and white.


Button Flower Care

Plant after the last spring frost, ideally when temperatures are above 50°F.

Plant Button Flower in full sun.

Fertilize as required, especially if planted in poor soil. 

Keep its soil moist, but not wet. Irrigate during establishment, and during periods of drought. 

May require staking, especially in areas prone to high winds. 

Does best in temperatures between 65°F and 95°F.


Size of Button Flower for Sale

The Button Flower that we sell online will ship in a 4" grow pot. Each plant will be appropriately sized for its pot. 

Size of Button Flower When Fully Grown

Button Flower typically grows to a height of around 30" and a width of around 18". 

Additional Information

Botanical Name of Button Flower

  • Gomphrena haageana

Toxicity and Risks of Button Flower

Button Flower is not considered toxic to people or pets. In fact, it's often referred to as an edible plant with antioxidant properties.