Gomphrena globosa 'Lavender Lady'
Globe Amaranth, Bachelor's Button
|The small, ball-shaped, papery flowers bloom nonstop in colors that include red, pink, lavender, white and orange. Use in edging, in beds or containers. Excellent cut flowers for fresh and dried arrangements. Varieties growing 2 to 3 feet tall are better for cutting. Dwarf varieties, from 10 to 12 inches tall, form low, mounding plants. Plants thrive in heat and full sun. Water moderately, and avoid overwatering. To harvest for drying, pick when flowers are fully open, then hang upside down in a dry place out of direct sunlight.
This bushy, 2-foot plant is covered all summer with 1½-inch flowers, despite heat and drought. A delight in vases, holding its color even when dried.
Attributes - Gomphrena globosa 'Lavender Lady'
Plant Type: Annual
Bloom Season: Mid Summer through Early Fall
Flower Color: Lavender
Height: 1 ft. 6 in. to 2 ft.
Width: 1 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates. Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.
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