1/4" as they require dark to germinate.
Seed To Bloom:
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.
Direct sow after last frost in long season areas, zones 7+
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.
Water regularly when establishing, then allow the soil to dry thoroughly between waterings.
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.