Globe amaranth mix - 20 seeds

Globe amaranth mix - 20 seeds

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Globe amaranth do well in all the USDA plant hardiness zones. The plant is a tender annual, but it tends to reseed itself for years of consistent blooms in the same area.

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Gomphrena globosa grow from 7 to 12 inches high. They have fine white hairs covering young growth, which matures to thick green stems. The blooms of globe amaranth start in June and may last until October. The flower heads are clusters of florets that resemble large clover flowers. They range in colour from pink, yellow, white and lavender. An interesting bit of globe amaranth info is that the flowers dry well. They make excellent additions to everlasting bouquets to brighten the interior of your home. Growing globe amaranth from seed is common in most zones, but the plants are also readily available in most nurseries and garden centres.

Growing globe amaranth is not difficult at all. Start seeds indoors six weeks before the last frost. They will germinate faster if you soak them in water prior to planting. If you wish to sow them outdoors, wait until the soil has warmed and there is no chance of frost. Choose a site in full sun with good drainage. Globe amaranth plants will grow in almost any soil type except alkaline. Globe amaranth performs best in garden soil, but you can also put them in containers. Space plants 15 inches apart and keeps them moderately moist. Globe amaranth can tolerate periods of dryness, but they perform best with even moisture.