Globe-Amaranth – Gomphrena globosa Share this:Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Shop our Growers Choice Subscription! Shop Now Designed with love! Our Grower's Choice Subscription freshly picked and delivered to your door every month. Shop Now Common Name: Globe-Amaranth Botanical Name: Gomphrena globosa, gom-FREE-na glo-BO-sa Decorative Life: 7 days. Flower Color: Orange, Pink, Purple, White Availability: Summer Family Roots: Member of the Amaranthaceae (amaranth family). Native to the Mediterranean region. Related species include amaranth, celosia, blood-leaf. Personality: The spherical flower head is up to 1.5 inches across, composed of many tiny, clover-like flowers. Stems 12-20 inches long. Plant is an annual, classed as a dicotyledon, leaves not parallel veined. Flowers have no fragrance. Storage Specifics: 36-41F for short time. Tidbits: Other related species used for grain. Many members of the amaranth family are considered weeds such as pigweed, tumbleweed and water hemp. The specific epithet name “globosa” means spherical, in reference to the flower shape. Gomphrena is from an ancient name for an amaranth. To use as dried flowers, strip leaves off stems and hang upside down to air dry. May also be preserved with glycerin.