Gomphrena Buddy Mix 25 Seeds
Ball shaped bushes producing masses of everlasting clover like flowers. Excellent lasting qualities. Desirable pot plant during the summer months. Suitable for bedding in warmer climates.
These seeds have a tested Germination Rate of 85%.
Garden Height: 15cm
Ideal for: Bedding, packs & pots
How to Grow Gomphrena in the Garden
If growing Gomphrena from seed outdoors then sow the seeds following the last frost of spring; lightly cover the globe amaranth seeds once sown. Ideally amaranths should be spaced at about 20 to 30 cm apart and grown in a sunny part of the garden, For best result grow Gomphrena species in a soil of pH 6 to 7.
If starting off Gomphrena indoors then first soak the seeds for a day, then sow into pots. Germinate Gomphrena at a temperature of 21 to 25 degrees centigrade in the dark. Transplant the globe amaranth seedlings into the garden following the last frost.
Caring for Gomphrena
It is easy to look after Gomphrena plant species. When they are young pinch back the tips to encourage branching; this will result in bushier Gomphrena plants. Once flowers break from their buds give a light feed.
Quick Gomphrena Plant Growing and Care Guide
Common Names: Globe Amaranth, Strawberry Fields Globe Amaranth, Bachelor Button.
Life Cycle: Half hardy annual.
Height: 10 to 24 inches (25 to 60 cm).
Native: South and Central America.
Flowers: Summer to autumn.
Flower Details: Magenta, red, purple, white, lilac, pink. Ball shaped. Flowers look similar to strawberry fruits.
Foliage: Oblanceolate. Green, Blueish-green.
Sow Outside: Cover seed. Following last frost. Spacing 8 to 12 inches (20 to 30 cm).
Sow Inside: Soak seeds for one day. Germination time: one to two weeks in the dark. Temperature 70°F (21°C). Seven or eight weeks in advance. Transplant outdoors following the last frost.
Requirements: Full sunlight. Good drainage. Soil pH 6 to 7. Average soil. Drought tolerant. Provide a light feed at the first sign of blooming. Pinch tips.
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