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
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.
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.
Common Names of Gomphrena globosa
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.