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Globe Amaranth 'QIS® Orange'
Globe Amaranth 'QIS® Orange'
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Globe Amaranth 'QIS® Orange'

Gomphrena haageana
Globe amaranth's papery pointed petals are carefully arranged into a colorful gum-drop dome. They bloom with abandon in summer and look picture-perfect no matter what the weather brings– heat, humidity, or short periods of drought. Excellent cut for fresh or dry bouquets.
SKU #S979
$3.50
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Details
Approximate Seeds Per Packet
50
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
Fiery-orange tipped with yellow
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.