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Gomphrena leontopiodes ‘Balboa’ PPAF67

Last year we rediscovered Gomphrena (Globe Amaranth) in the form of the cheerful annual cultivar ‘Fireworks. This year, a new selection has caught our eye Gomphrena leontopiodes ‘Balboa’ PPAF67, with its distinctive linear gray foliage. ‘Balboa’ is a tender perennial for us, hardy only in zones 8-11, but it blooms for a long time with starbursts of very pretty 2 tone quilled lavender petals accented by teensy orange stamens, on 12-18″ jointed stems.

Gomphrena ‘Balboa’ wants to grow in a sunny spot with good drainage. We just paired him up in pots with the dark leaved Euphorbia ‘Blackbird’ and the succulents Echeveria and Sedum, and are already thinking of a number other combinations he can surprise us with.


  1. Hi, I Purchased this plant in summer 2016 and have not been able to find it since. I loved it and suspect it might only be viable from cuttings? I cannot figure out why I cannot source it anywhere including from wholesalers. Any insight?

    • Martha, it is a patented plant, and one of the only licensed propagators went out of business in 2017. We bought in the young starts from them and haven’t found a source for it since.


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