Gomphrena (Globe Amaranth) - Key Growing Information

Gomphrena blooms, a useful cut-flower crop for dried flower arrangements, wreaths, and other crafts.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 5-14 days at 70-78°F (21-26°C).

SOWING:
Transplant (recommended): Sow 6-8 weeks before last frost. Keep soil surface moist. Transplant to cell packs or larger containers about 3 weeks after sowing. Transplant outside after danger of frost has passed. Direct seeding is not recommended.

LIGHT REQUIREMENTS:
Sun

SOIL REQUIREMENTS:
Any soil with good drainage.

PLANT SPACING:
6-8". No pinching or support is necessary.

HARDINESS ZONES:
Annual.

HARVEST:
Fresh: Harvest when flowers are in color but before fully open. Dried: Harvest when flowers are completely open; hang to dry.

USES:
Cut flower or bedding plant.

SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Gomphrena spp.