Best rose-colored gomphrena for cut flowers.
Unusual, glowing, 1 1/2" carmine blooms on long stems. We have found the QIS™ (Quality in Seed) series to be the best choice for cut-flower production for its stem quality, length, and uniformity. Also known as globe amaranth and Rio Grande globe amaranth. Ht. 18-20". Avg. 6,400 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.
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.