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Globe Amaranth

Universally popular, this old-fashioned must-grow has clover-esque, colorful blooms that are wonderful additions to fresh and dried bouquets. The flowers are actually clustered bracts~the true flowers within the bracts are teensy and difficult to see. It is best started indoors 6 to 8 weeks before transplanting outside after all threat of frost has passed. To use as a dried flower, cut the plant at the base or snip individual stems when the flowers are about an inch in size. Bundle and hang upside down from your garage rafters out of direct sunlight until dry. But do use them in fresh arrangements too~they have a vase life of more than two weeks! Deer resistant. Annual. Summer flowering.

Average seed life: 2 to 3 years.

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Globe Amaranth Sowing Instructions
Planting Depth
:1/4”
Seed Spacing:5”-7”
Plant Spacing:10”-15”
Days to Germination: 14-21 days
Germination Temperature:65°-75°F

Gomphrena. It can be direct-sown outdoors in warm climates, or in colder climates, it may be started indoors 6 to 8 weeks before transplanting out after the threat of frost has passed. Prepare bed in full sunlight with rich, well draining soil. Sow seeds in good seed-starting medium at 70°F with even moisture, strong light and good ventilation. For consistent moisture during germination, cover flats or pots with plastic wrap until seedlings emerge, then discard plastic. Harden off the seedlings by gradually acclimating them to outside conditions for 1 to 2 weeks prior to transplanting outside. Thin or transplant seedlings 10" to 15" apart. To increase production, pinch back the first blooms. Strawberry Fields is loved for its large, strawberry-hued and -shaped blooms with tiny yellow true flowers that read as strawberry “seeds.” Summer flowering. Height: 18" to 24".