Gomphrena Seeds

Globe Amaranth (Gomphrena) is such a quick and easy annual to grow from seed! The blooms are strawberry-shaped and pointed upright, perfect for butterflies to visit all summer long! The flowers make fine fresh or dried cuts for the vase, too. 

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Bobbing blooms bring in the butterflies all summer!

Introduction to Gomphrena

Gomphrena, also known as Globe Amaranth or Bachelor's Button, is a stunning flowering plant celebrated for its vibrant colors, resilience, and adaptability to sunny conditions. Whether you're an experienced gardener or just starting out, Gomphrena is an excellent addition to any garden or container due to its low maintenance requirements and long-lasting blooms.

Sun-Loving Beauty

Gomphrena thrives in full sunlight, making it an ideal choice for sunny spots in your garden or on your patio. Its love for the sun ensures that it will reward you with an abundance of colorful blooms throughout the growing season. This sun-loving nature also makes it perfect for xeriscaping or drought-tolerant landscapes.

Self-Sowing Marvel

One of the remarkable qualities of Gomphrena is its ability to self-sow in both garden beds and containers. This means that once you've introduced Gomphrena to your outdoor space, you can enjoy its beauty for many seasons to come without much effort. As the flowers fade, they produce seeds that scatter and germinate, ensuring a continuous cycle of growth and beauty.

Optimizing Growth and Care

To ensure your Gomphrena thrives and continues to self-sow, follow these essential care tips:

  1. Sunlight: Provide your Gomphrena with at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily for the best blooms and overall growth.
  2. Well-Drained Soil: Plant Gomphrena in well-drained soil to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot. Amend heavy soils with organic matter to improve drainage if necessary.
  3. Watering: While Gomphrena is drought-tolerant once established, regular watering is essential, especially during hot, dry periods. Water deeply but infrequently to encourage deep root growth.
  4. Deadheading: Remove spent flowers regularly to promote continuous blooming and prevent the plant from going to seed too quickly. However, if you want Gomphrena to self-sow, leave some flowers to mature and produce seeds.
  5. Fertilization: Feed your Gomphrena with a balanced fertilizer once a month during the growing season to encourage healthy growth and abundant blooms.
  6. Pest and Disease Control: Gomphrena is relatively pest and disease-resistant, but keep an eye out for common garden pests like aphids or powdery mildew. Treat any issues promptly to prevent them from spreading.


Gomphrena is a remarkable sun-loving plant that brings beauty and vibrancy to any garden or container. With its self-sowing capabilities and low maintenance requirements, it's the perfect choice for both beginner and experienced gardeners looking to add long-lasting color to their outdoor space. Follow the tips outlined above, and watch as your Gomphrena flourishes season after season, filling your garden with its enchanting blooms.