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 - Sow 6-8 weeks before last frost. Cover seed lightly with about 1/8" growing media. 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 PREFERENCE: Sun.

PLANT HEIGHT: Varies.

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.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Any soil with good drainage.

USES: Cut flower or bedding plant.

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Gomphrena spp.