Success With Seeds Gomphrena

Gomphrena Germination Information

Gomphrena is the botanical name for Globe Amaranth
Gomphrena Seed Germination How to Sow Gomphrena:
  • Best sown indoors at 68-70°
  • Sow 6-8 weeks before planting out and at a depth of 4 times the diameter of the seed
  • Expect germination in 15-20 days
  • Seed can be sown outdoors after all danger of frost is past
  • When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Gomphrena:
Transplanting: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Spacing: Space Plant out at 10-15 inches apart in full sun in a sandy, light, well-drained soil

Soil: Feed soil Feed with a balanced fertilizer

Temperature: Very tolerant of drought and heat. Grow on in full sun at 70-75° days and 62-65° nights
Appearance and Use:

For use in borders and containers and as bedding and edging material. Flowers cut well for use both fresh and dried. Gomphrena globosa, Globe Amaranth, is a vigorous, foot mound that is covered in flowers from summer through the fall. The 1- inch flowers are round, clover-like heads of papery florets in colors of purple, white, lavender, orange, pink, or yellow. Gomphrena haageana is similar, but the flower heads are composed of yellow fertile florets and showy red bracts

About Gomphrena:
Pronunciation:  gom-fre’nå
Lifecycle:  Annual
Origination: Amaranthaceae, G. globosa is native to the tropics of the eastern hemisphere, G. haageana is native to Texas and Mexico
Common Name: Globe Amaranth