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Gomphrena, Fireworks

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Unlike any Globe Amaranth ever seen!

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This completely unique species is hands-down the best garden plant that we have seen in years of evaluating new plants. It quickly grows to form a full, dense, landscape specimen, eventually reaching up to 3-4' tall and 1-2' wide. Tons of strong, tall stems are topped with exploding bursts of full, large 1" blooms in hot pink tipped with bright yellow. A showstopper in the garden and conversation piece when cut for a mixed bouquet.
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Gomphrena, Fireworks
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Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

36-48 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

12-24 inches

Ornamental Use Ways in which the product may be used in the garden for ornamental effect.

Beds, Borders, Container, Cut Flowers

Life Cycle This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.


Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Indoor Sow

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Full Sun
36-48 inches
12-24 inches
Ornamental Use
Beds, Borders, Container, Cut Flowers
Life Cycle
Sow Method
Indoor Sow
Bloom Duration
Gomphrena, Fireworks is rated 4.333333333333333 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely plant, but highly invasive! I sowed these directly in the ground July 2015; of the 25 seeds, 15 sprouted. They grew to be about 3 feet tall, and quite bushy. Flowers were true to the photos, and they flowered prolifically all the way to November - eventually I cut them down once they got a bit mangy looking due to freezes. Unfortunately, in my zone 9A area, the original 15 plants perennialized into a sort of tuber system. Additionally, they reseeded prolifically. The area they were growing in is being repurposed into an herb garden this year, and it was the very devil to pull up all the sprouts as well as dig up all the tubers. If you have an area of your yard or garden that has difficulty growing plants due to poor soil, too much harsh sunlight, or simply out of the way of everything else, I would definitely recommend this plant, as it started blooming March this year and I have no doubt it would have kept blooming until the freezes occurred around Thanksgiving. However, only do so if you're not planning on planting anything else in the area, and BE VIGILANT for re-seeding in new areas of the garden!
Date published: 2016-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous - but be patient I planted from seed last spring. They were very hard to germinate. I only got a handful of plants that took forever to grow. But I set them out. They sat and sat. And then they took off! This is November 17 on Long Island. Those few plants are still blooming like crazy and completely filled about 5 square feet. At least 3 feet high. Several folks asked me what they are! I will definitely plant them again next year - but more this time. I may have started the seeds too deep. This year I will start them on top of the planting medium, or very shallow. You must try them.
Date published: 2015-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gomphrena, Fireworks Came back in container I wintered in garage
Date published: 2015-06-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from G. Fireworks I have grown and dried gomphrenas many times, but these seeds came up and that was it - no growth. Any hints how to get them to grow? My other seeds are growing like crazy, but the gomphrena seeds still have their initial 2 tiny leaves.
Date published: 2013-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from gomphrena very easy to grow, come up every year,bloom from spring to fall, low maintenance, pretty long lasting blooms.
Date published: 2012-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great plant This is a terrific variety. I co-ordinate a Master Gardener Ornamentals project with emphasis on plants that do well in Santa Clara county and are excellent as cut flowers. G. 'Fireworks' qualifies as one of the best. Non stop flowering, last very well in the garden and vase - also dry well.
Date published: 2012-05-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from gomphrena my seeds never grew
Date published: 2012-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loves the Texas heat I planted these last year in the Spring. Then we had a severe drought and the hottest Summer on record with temps over 110 for many, many days. This plant thrived and bloomed in the hot afternoon sun! It actually made it through our mild winter and is about 1 foot tall now. I'm fencing it in this year, because it got so big last year. It is just beautiful, unusual and the butterflies like it!
Date published: 2012-05-06
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