Las Vegas Purple (Gomphrena)
Latin Name: G. globosa
Item #: 1931B
Gomphrena is known for its adaptability and heat tolerance, and the 'Las Vegas' series is no different. Cleaned seed offers easier sowing and reduced production times. At 16-20 in/40-50 cm tall, the 'Las Vegas' series is perfect for 11 cm pot production.
The purple blooms will enhance any garden setting. Quick crop times (11-12 weeks) and versatility in the landscape make this series a sure winner. The dynamic and vibrant color combination is sure to draw in plenty of hummingbirds and butterflies. Sun lover - heat & drought tolerant. Vigorous growth for landscpa eplantings. Pkt contains 50 seeds.
GOMPHRENA (Globe Amaranth)
Annual Approx. 10,000 seeds per oz/28 gr. 6-18 in/15-46 cm
GREENHOUSE: (Cleaned Seed). Sow March 15th for May sales. Spread the seeds at 6 seeds per in./25 mm on the surface of the soil, cover with 1/4 in/6 mm of soil. Germinate at 80°F/27°C soil temp. for 14 days. Keep seed flat in total darkness for proper germination, or cover with black plastic. Transplant into peat pots or paks.
HOME GARDEN: In northern areas Gomphrena should be started indoors by April 15 for July blooms. Transplant 10 in/25 cm apart. It responds to very warm soil conditions for proper germination (80°F/27°C) - so you could not sow it outside until June. This would be too late as they need about 10 weeks to produce flowers. Gomphrena is a good cut flower and lasts for days. It is also a fine Everlasting. Flowers dry quickly and easily for winter arrangements-retaining their shape and color.