New! Gomphrena in a glowing, creamy raspberry color.
Uniform, productive plants. Very similar to QIS™ Pink but with a darker, richer color. 1 1/2" blooms. Also known as globe amaranth and common globe amaranth. Ht. 18–28". Avg. 11,600 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.
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.
PLANT SPACING:6-8". No pinching or support is necessary.
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.