Gomphrena globosa

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 Gomphrena globosa subsp. var.  Bachelors button, Globe amaranth
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Habit: shrub
Height: to
Width: to
24in 18in
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Width: warning.png"" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. to 18 in
Lifespan: perennial, annual
Bloom: early summer, mid summer, late summer
Exposure: sun
Features: flowers, ground cover
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USDA Zones: 7 to 11
Sunset Zones:
Flower features: red, orange, yellow, blue, purple, pink, white
Amaranthaceae > Gomphrena globosa var. ,

Gomphrena globosa, commonly known as Globe Amaranth or Bachelor Button, is an annual plant that grows up to 24 inches in height. The true species has magenta bracts, and cultivars have colors such as purple, red, white, pink, and lilac.

Its native range is in Brazil, Panama and Guatemala.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Gomphrena globosa, Linn. Globe Amaranth. Bachelor's Button. Height 18 in. or less: lvs. elliptic to obovate, the largest 4 in. long, 1 ½ in. wide, tapering to a petiole. July. The following names of horticultural varieties indicate the range of color: vars. alba, aurea, carnea, nana compacta (syn. alba) purpurea, striata, violacea. Dwarf and compact forms are likely to be associated with any color. There is a narrow-lvd. form of this species which Voss calls G. haageana, Klotzsch (G. aurantiaca, Hort. G coccinea, Decne.), which has lanceolate lvs., often 6 times as long as broad. The lvs. are rarely ½ in. wide. All are easily grown annuals. CH

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