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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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Item#: 47075A
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Item#: 01139
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Sun

Full Sun

Height

36-48 inches

Spread

12-24 inches

Ornamental Use

Beds, Borders, Container, Cut Flowers

Life Cycle

Annual

Sow Method

Indoor Sow

Flowering

true

Bloom Duration

12

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  • Sun
    Full Sun
    Height
    36-48 inches
    Spread
    12-24 inches
    Ornamental Use
    Beds, Borders, Container, Cut Flowers
    Life Cycle
    Annual
    Sow Method
    Indoor Sow
    Flowering
    true
    Bloom Duration
    12
  • Gomphrena, Fireworks is rated 4.3636 out of 5 by 11.
    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
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fireworks Gomphrena Grew these from seed last year. Planted in full sun and off they went! Comes into its prime late summer early fall. Kept on going until mid-November. They really do look like fireworks too.
    Date published: 2011-12-09
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