Gomphrena ,Globe Amaranth ,flowers SEED (Salmon-) ANNUAL
They are well suited for edging around taller plantings and for containers for the porch or deck. Globe Amaranth flowers are a favorite of butterflies, and they also makes a great cut flower.
To grow Gomphrena flowers for cutting or dried arrangements, plant closely together to force longer stems. For drying, cut the stems just as the heads are beginning to open and hang the flowers upside down in a warm, dark place to dry.
Plant Gomphrena Globosa seeds either indoors, several weeks before the last frost is expected, or directly outdoors when the temperatures have warmed. If sowing Gomphrena seeds indoors, transplant the seedlings to the sunny garden spot when they are several inches tall. Many gardeners recommend soaking Globe Amaranth seeds 24 - 48 hours before sowing as the water helps to prime the seed for germination.
Gophrena plants are used in annual beds and borders. In mass plantings, the round flower heads produce an interesting texture, and their bright colors last late into the season. Their low stature makes them well suited for edging around taller plantings. Globe Amaranth is often grown in containers on the porch or deck.
Plant Gomphrena Globosa seeds either indoors, several weeks before the last frost is expected, or directly outdoors when the temperatures have warmed. If sowing Gomphrena seed indoors, transplant the seedlings to the sunny garden spot when they are several inches tall. If growing Globe Amaranth from flower seeds specifically for cutting, space the plants closer together to force the growth of longer .
USDA Zones: 3 - 10
Height: 24 inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Salmon
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, pH 6.5 - 7.6
Temperature: 68 - 75F
Average Germ Time: 7 - 10 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil
Sowing Rate: 1 - 2 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seed moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 12 - 18 inches