Strawberry Fields Gomphrena
A real highlight of our trials, this very refined gomphrena is a rich strawberry red. The two-foot-tall plants bloom throughout the summer. Creates a wonderful garden display. The abundance of bloom is also a delight for fresh or dried flower arrangments and wreath making.
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: Average, well-drained
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.