Globe amaranth is an all-time gardening favorite. It seems to have it all— it attracts butterflies, thrives in hot conditions, and blooms nearly nonstop. The interesting pom-pom flowers are great for cutting and drying.
- Packet of flower seeds
- Annual plant Gomphrena globosa
- Sow seeds after the last frost
- Lightly cover with soil
- Prefers full sun
- Made in the USA
The tender annual plant is best suited for a sunny, well-drained site. A native of the Old World tropics, this plant thrives in hot, dry weather. Globe Amaranth Flower Seeds can be started indoors in pots or sown directly into well-prepared garden loam after the last spring frost. It tolerates a variety of soils and moisture levels.
Globe amaranth was first introduced into Europe from India in 1714 and was grown in Virginia by John Custis of Williamsburg as early as 1737. The Monticello Foundation reports that globe amaranth seeds were first planted by Jefferson at Shadwell, his boyhood home, on April 2, 1767.