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Globe Amaranth 'QIS® Carmine'
Globe Amaranth 'QIS® Carmine'
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Globe Amaranth 'QIS® Carmine'

Gomphrena globosa
One tough little plant, Gomphrena takes whatever nature slings at it—extreme heat, humidity, insect, and disease pressure—and shrugs it off! From midsummer to frost, it produces scores of clover-shaped papery blooms with long stems perfect for cutting. The species is native to New Mexico and Texas, known as Rio Grande globe amaranth. This variety is bright crimson and one of the best.
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Approximate Seeds Per Packet
53
Lifecycle
Annual
Annual Hardiness
Half Hardy Annual
Mature Size
1.5-2' h x 1' w
Sun
Full sun
Soil
Regular, well-drained
Season
Summer to fall
Color
Bright pink papery blooms
Features
Great for containers
Great Cut Flower
Heat or Drought Tolerant
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Bees
SOWING INSTRUCTIONS
Depth:
1/4" as they require dark to germinate.
Sprout Time:
14-21 days
Seed To Bloom:
12-16 weeks
Starting Indoors:
Soak seeds in hot water for 4 hours and sow in sterile germinating mix 6-8 weeks before planting out. Keep at 70-75°F.
Starting Outdoors:
Direct sow after last frost in long season areas, zones 7+
WHEN TO SET OUTSIDE
After last frost.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
The papery clover-like flowers of globe amaranth are an excellent addition to containers. They bloom non-stop and are picture-perfect edging borders with other heat and sun-loving annuals, such as lantana. A popular cut flower for fresh and dried flowers that is an essential cutting garden staple. They offer well-mannered mounds of foliage and pristine globe-shaped blossoms in the later summer and fall when many early summer bloomers start to fade.
Final Spacing:
10"
Water Requirements:
Low Water Use
Watering Details:
Water regularly when establishing, then allow the soil to dry thoroughly between waterings.
Soil pH:
Acidic to neutral.
Fertilizer:
Fertilize with a balanced organic formulation and mix into soil before planting.
Diseases & Pests:
Occasionally susceptible to leaf spot; prevent by placing in a location with good air circulation to help keep leaves dry.
When to Cut for Bouquets:
Harvest for fresh use when 3/4 open; for dry use fully open.