The flowers vary from white to pink to mauve, with an unusual dark red subspecies in the Northern Territory. The intense pink of our selection makes them a low focus in this cottage garden setting. They are a good choice to achieve this effect in tropical gardens. They require an open sunny position and plenty of water when in active growth.
Genus: From the Greek, gromphaena, a name apparently used for Amaranthus tricolor.
Species: Latin, becoming white or hoary.