Thursday, 17 March 2016


Gomphrena haageana 'Strawberry Fields' (Family: Amaranthaceae), is an upright, bushy annual with flowers (actually bracts) that resemble bright red strawberries. The tiny yellow "seeds" of the "Strawberries" are the actual flowers. Flower heads are produced from Summer to early Autumn and are great for cutting and drying. Leaves are hairy.

Gomphrena is fairly drought tolerant and very heat tolerant. Use as a bedding plant, in a border, or in a cut flower garden. It tolerates almost any soil that is moderately fertile and well-drained. Grow in full sun, preferably with regular watering. Sow seed at 15° to 18°C in early spring. Gray mould and fungal leaf spots can sometimes be problems.

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.


  1. Pretty blooms! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

  2. this is one I have never seen before. At first glance I thought it was wild strawberry. COOL and beautiful :)

  3. Beautiful! They are reminiscent of strawberries, but I've never seen them here in California.


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