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 into 72-cell flats, or preferred seedling container, 6-8 weeks before planting outside. Cover lightly with 1/8" growing media. Harden off plants and transplant out after danger of frost. Direct seeding is not recommended.

LIGHT PREFERENCE:

Sun.

PLANT HEIGHT:

18-28".

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.