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Gomphrena haageana 'Strawberry Fields' / Globe Amaranth / Seeds

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Gomphrena haageana 'Strawberry Fields' / Globe Amaranth / Seeds

Gomphrena is an appealing border plant and cut flower.  Plants have deep strawberry-red flowers from mid to late summer, typically July to the first frosts.  They are great border fillers, look good in dry gardens, and grow well in containers.  They are reliable fresh and dried flowers.  


These plants grow best in full hot sun and well drained soil.  They grow to a height of 50 -60cm.  Gomphrena ‘Strawberry Fields are natural tender perennials but are grown as annuals in cooler climates such as the UK, dying back once the first frosts arrive. They live longer in warmer climates.


Pack of approx 100 seeds.  Sow indoors in spring to early summer, and plant out after the last frost.  In warmer gardens, sow the seeds directly into cultivated soil in late spring.   Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet. 


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Hardiness Half hardy perennial, mostly grown as an annual
Flowers July to the first frosts
Height 50 - 60cm
Spread 20 - 30cm
Conditions  Full sun and well drained soil
Sow

Sow the seeds indoors in spring into a tray of compost.  Cover the seeds lightly with compost, keep at 20-25 degrees Celcius and germination takes 2-3 weeks. Transfer the seedlings into small pots once they are big enough to handle and then out into the garden after hardening off and after the last frost.  Pinch out the tips before planting out to encourage a bushy habit.  Or in warmer gardens, sow the seeds in late spring and early summer directly into cultivated soil, once the soil has warmed up.  

Grow

Water the plants until they are established, after which they tolerate drought.  Deadhead spent flowers to encourage more flowers to form.  Remove plants once they have finished flowering and re-sow more seed in the spring. Plants sometimes self seed in the right conditions, but may not flower in the same deep red colour.