The Globe Amaranth is a bushy, two-foot plant that produces masses of one-inch, globe-shaped flowers in shades of pink, purple, and white. These excellent drying flowers do not need to be picked at specific times like strawflowers, but remain beautiful all season and can be picked right before frost.
Germination: 15-20 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-75ºF
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface and lightly cover
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-75ºF soil temperatures until germination. Transplant 8-10” apart after the last frost
Sowing Outdoors: Direct sow after the last frost, only in areas with long growing seasons
Growth Habit: Upright, branching
Height and Width: 24” x 12-18”
Spacing: 8-10” apart
Light Needs: Full sun
Soil Needs: Globe Amaranth needs average, well-drained soil
Approximate days to flower from seed: Blooms in 85-100 days
Uses: Fresh cut and dried flowers, flower beds, cutting garden, attracts butterflies
Care: Water seedlings regularly until established. Low maintenance, minimal care required. Pinch seedlings for bushier plants. Drying- Harvest flowers for drying when they are open and hang upside down in a dark room with good airflow.