Ping Pong® Globe Amaranth

Gomphrena globosa

An explosion of globular lavender-purple blooms to enliven any sunny garden. Waterwise and easy to maintain in summer containers and mass plantings. Fantastic cut flower, and great for drying.
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10-11: Perennial
Grow as Annual in all zones

Good to Grow...for one season:


Full sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationgom-FREE-nuh glo-BOH-suh
Average Size at Maturity18-20" H x 18-20" W
Bloom TimeSummer
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Cutting Garden, Accent
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

Easily grown in average, well-drained soil. Tolerates mild drought when established; best with regular watering, when the top surface of the soil becomes dry to the touch. Feed monthly during growing season. For dried flowers, cut just-opened flower stems and hang upside down in a dark, well-ventilated space until fully dry.

This Plant's Growing Zones: ALL

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone:

Grow As Annual in All Zones