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Globe Amaranth

Mardi Gras Parade

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Globe Amaranth

Mardi Gras Parade

(Gomphrena haageana)
EXCLUSIVE - The lustrous clover-like blooms of Mardi Gras Parade shine like party decorations on multi-st...
(Gomphrena haageana)
EXCLUSIVE - The lustrous clover-like blooms of Mardi Gras Parade shine like party decorations on multi-stemmed, upright 1 to 1 1/2 foot plants. These many petaled, almost iridescent globe-shaped blossoms will light up the garden at midsummer when other summer annuals begin to fade. We’ve selected a stunning blend of glowing vibrant red, rich apricot orange, and luminous carmine. Butterflies flock to their shimmery blooms that are easily dried as everlastings for bright pleasure year round. 
Seed Count: Approx. 60 / Weight: 0.3 gms
$ 2.99

ANNUAL

Summer/fall bloom

Frost tender

 

BEST TO START EARLY INDOORS

Six weeks before last expected frost date, sow seeds 1/4 inch deep and 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix. Keep warm and moist and provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to plant out. Feed every 2 weeks with half-strength fertilizer until seedlings are 3 to 4 inches tall, then transplant once weather is warm and settled after gradually acclimating seedlings to outdoor conditions.

 

TO START OUTDOORS

Sow seeds in a well-drained, finely textured, seed bed in full sun when weather is warm and settled. Space seeds 2 to 3 inches apart, cover about 1/4 inch deep, and gently firm soil. Keep soil evenly moist while awaiting germination. Thin or transplant seedlings 8 to 10 inches apart when large enough to handle.

 

GROWING NOTES

Seedlings will grow slowly at first, then begin to branch and grow vigorously by midsummer. Good drainage is essential. The bright blossoms bloom for many weeks and delight visiting butterflies. Cut when blooms are full and round but before they elongate. Enjoy flowers fresh or hang them upside down inside to air dry.

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Mature Height

April - June
Full sun
1/4 inch
2 - 3 inches
14 - 21 days
12 - 18 inches

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Mature Height

April - June
Full sun
1/4 inch
2 - 3 inches
14 - 21 days
12 - 18 inches

Plant In

April - June

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Planting Depth

1/4 inch

Space Seeds

2 - 3 inches

Days to Germinate

14 - 21 days

Mature Height

12 - 18 inches

Photos From Our Trial Garden

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