The gomphrena globosa flower is also known as the globe flower or globe amaranth, and is native to Panama and Guatemala.
As the name suggests, the gomphrena produces globe-shaped blossoms with papery bracts in dainty shades of lavender, purple, pink, red, magenta, blue, orange and white.
This used to be a favourite in British gardens. I guess that's because it could bloom irrespective of heat, drought and soil type. Also, it's a butterfly magnet. #easilyavailablenaturelessons #nothingbettertodo