Gomphrena Purple - Desi Flower Seeds

Gomphrena produces globular flowerheads that brighten the garden. Seed Packet contains 35 seeds.

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Description for Gomphrena purple


Gomphrena is a warm-season annual plant.
Butterflies are attacked on flowers.
Gomphrena flower is used as a cut flower or dried flower.
Dried flower is simply hanging them upside down in a well-ventilated place, and you will have colour to enjoy all winter.

Common name(s): globe amaranth
Flower colours: Purple
Bloom time: June to frost
Max reacahble height: 1.00 to 2.00 feet
Difficulty to grow:: Easy to grow

Planting and care

Sow gomphrena seeds as an indoor plant to get a head start, or outdoors where you want the plants to grow at about the time of your last spring frost.

Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: Medium
Temperature: 70 F to 75 F.
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Gomphrena purple

    Water in very dry conditions.

Harvesting

June to frost

Typical uses of Gomphrena purple

Special features: Borders, rock gardens, cutting gardens, annual beds or containers. Also useful as an edge.

Culinary use: NA

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.

Medicinal use:
Plant is laxative, stomachic, carminative, astringent, depurative, emetic and good diuretic; found efficacious in renal dropsies and general anasarca.
Also used in coughs, pneumonia, rheumatism, piles, boils, skin eruptions, kidney stone and colic.

Note:Use only after consulting the specialist.

References

  • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=a115
  • http://pubs.sciepub.com/aees/2/2/3/
  • http://www.gardening.cornell.edu/homegardening/scene6590.html