globe amaranth


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globe amaranth:

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[Gr.,=unfading], common name for the Amaranthaceae (also commonly known as the pigweed family), a family of herbs, trees, and vines of warm regions, especially in the Americas and Africa.
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globe amaranth

flower of immortality. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 172]
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As early in the month as possible, set out cockscomb, firebush, globe amaranth, Madagascar periwinkle, portulaca, purslane, salvia, and zinnia.
Some good choices of colorful summer-blooming plants include coreopsis, gaillardia, globe amaranth, Madagascar periwinkle, penstemon, statice, portulaca, salvia, sanvitalia, sunflower, verbena, and zinnia.
If you act early in the month, you can probably get away with planting cockscomb, firebush, globe amaranth, Madagascar periwinkle, portulaca, purslane, salvia, starflower, and zinnia.
Although she uses tried-and-true flowers such as roses, lavender, and globe amaranth, she also adds some Western accents--pomegranate petals, lemon blossoms, bay leaves, acorns, and eucalyptus pods.
Small flowers like ammobium and globe amaranth are used whole.