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Almanac Planting 'Salmon Pastel' Globe Amaranth (Gomphrena globosa 'Salmon Pastel')

'Salmon Pastel' Globe Amaranth

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Gomphrena globosa 'Salmon Pastel'


Uses: Annual flowering plant 

Benefits: Easy to take care of. Produces beautiful bracts of white and magenta 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 particular cultivar, 'Salmon Pastel', is known for producing beautiful bracts consisting of shades of white and magenta throughout, with yellow accents.


    Gomphrena Care

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

    Plant Gomphrena 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 Gomphrena 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 Gomphrena 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 Gomphrena

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