Here is my new favorite plant. I know I say that every time a new plant dazzles me. It's called Gomphrena decumbens Airy Bachelor Buttons. I ordered it from Annie's Annuals only about 1 1/2 years ago. Most people know the bedding annual Gomphrena, sometimes called Globe Amaranth. It IS in the Amaranth family. They are native to the range of Brasil, Panama and Guatemala. This one is perennial. This past spring, one plant was doing so well in my garden. I looked at it and thought maybe it would do well from cuttings. And it's so cute that I could plant some more. So I took and potted up 3 cuttings. All 3 rooted and I planted them around the garden. Then about a month later I took a few more cuttings. All of them rooted. I pinched the ones growing in the garden a little in the summer. And now they are blooming! SO CUTE!!! This plant takes part shade to full sun and grows to 2 1/2' tall and wide. Annie's site says it may reseed like the other Gomphrena in the garden. See this blog post Gomphrena post from 2014 I hope it does!
|I had to stake this one because the wind blew it over.
|It was really difficult to photograph the tiny blooms.
|Airy is correct!
I now have 4 plants of this beauty in my garden. Do you grow it?