Globe amaranths (Gomphrena) are more than just pretty annuals in the garden. Sure, their ball-shaped blooms are colorful and distinctive, making an interesting contrast to many other flower forms. The blooms also have relatively long, strong stems that are great for cutting: enjoy them in fresh arrangements or dry them for crafts. A new thing I learned just recently is that you can make a colorful, lightly flavored infusion by pouring hot water over the dried blooms and letting them steep for several minutes.
A couple years ago, I planted some mixed seeds of Gomphrena globosa, and among the expected purples, soft pink, and white was a plant with distinctly different, bright pink blooms. I saved seeds from that plant, and they all produced that same color. Since I haven’t yet discovered any other strain that flowers in this shade, I decided to name it ‘Hayefield Hot Pink’. The bushy plants reach about 2 feet tall and bloom for months, from early summer to early or mid fall. Full sun for best flowering. Annual.
Collected starting in mid July 2022. At least 15 seeds.
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