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Gomphrena

Botanical Name
Gomphrena globosa
Hardiness
Annual
Height
6 to 24 inches
Width
8 to 18 inches
Flowers
Summer: pink, purple, white, yellow, orange
Light
Full sun
Soil
Well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Start seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost date
  • Soak seeds in water for 3-4 days before sowing and cover seeds with 1/4" of soil to prevent light exposure as gomphrena needs darkness to germinate
  • Seeds germinate at 70-75 degrees F, so bottom heat may be required
  • Good drainage is a must for gomphrena
  • Heat and somewhat drought tolerant, plants benefit from supplemental water during dry spells
  • Taller varieties may need staking, pinch plants for bushier growth and sturdier stems
Problems
None serious
Varieties
  • Strawberry Fields - bright red flowers, 24"
  • Lavender Lady - 1.5" lavender flowers
  • Fireworks - lavender-pink tipped in yellow, from a distance looks very similar to Verbena bonariensis

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