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Planted at Mount Vernon



Hardiness Zones


This magenta gem is well suited to the front of the border. Its lush blooms are attractive to butterflies, and they hold their color well when cut for use in dried arrangements.

Latin Name

Gomphrena globosa


Family

Amaranthaceae


Type of Plant

Annual

Bloom Season

June - October


Seasons

Summer
Fall

Specifications

Max Height: 2'
Max Spread: 1'

Uses

  • Annual
  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Clay Soil
  • Dry Soil
  • Drought

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies

    Colors


    Native Range

    Tropical America


    History

    John Custis said in 1742, "I esteem it one of the prettiest things I ever saw."


    Other Details

    Grown by Washington

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