Garden Photo of the Day - Red Gomphrena, Strawflower

Red Gomphrena - Strawflower - Photo by Laura McKillop

 Globe Amaranth (Gomphrena globosa)

This strawflower is one of my favorite flowers. 

It is an annual plant from Central America that features rounded flowers that look like clover flowers although they are more stately and long lasting. 

It comes in  a variety of colors such as purple, red, white, pink, and lavender. 

It looks great with other plants or by itself. 

It is a tough survivor in the heat and a good flower  for drying. It comes in short and tall forms.  
The tall varieties can grow to  2 feet  tall and 1 foot wide. 

Gomphrena is a profuse bloomer and goes on all summer into the fall. Like I said, it is  a great plant!


'Buddy Purple' Gomphrena with Jack Frost Brunnera  - photo by Jan Johnsen


  1. I grew this last summer. I think it likes more sun than I gave it.

    1. Hi Jean, It loves sun and heat...and can tolerate drought conditions.....


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