Pink Flowers of Gomphrena globosa
Gomphrena globosa is also known as Globe Amaranth or Bachelor Button (this name is also used for some other plants). In Japan we call this plant as “千日紅(sennichikou)”; 千 means thousand, 日 means days and 紅 means crimson (or red) because we can enjoy these cute flowers of this plant for several monthes (from early summer to late fall season).
Globe Amaranth is relatively easy to grow though the germination rate from seeds is quite low. This plant grows in full sun area and is high drought tolerance and grows up-to 60cm (2′ feet) height. This plant blooms many cute 1.5 inch size flowers and attracts butterflies well so it is great for a bedding garden flowering plant. Flowers of this plant are used as dry flowers and also often used as tea. Gomphrena globosa is native to Central America.
The butterflies on the flowers are Common Buckeye.