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QIS Fiery Sunrise Blend Gomphrena Seeds

#1408
4 out of 5 stars
(4 reviews)
Availability: Out of Stock
"Showy" is an understatement when it comes to these bright globes of the summer garden. Not only do they sport bold colors, they add unique texture with their papery blooms. The more you cut, the more they bloom. This colorful blend becomes even more vibrant when pollinators discover it! Flowers last up to 2 weeks in the vase and are perfect for drying. Also known as globe amaranth, the tough plants don't flinch at hot, humid weather or even drought.
$2.99 150 mg (~30 seeds)

Botanical Name: Gomphrena haageana

Family: Amaranthaceae

Native: New Mexico, Texas, and Northern Mexico

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 9-11; often grown as an annual

Plant Dimensions: 24"–26" tall

Variety Information: 1"–1½" rounded clusters of bracts in orange, red, and carmine. The actual flowers are yellow or white tucked between bracts and very tiny, visible only close up.

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

Attributes: Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant, Good for Containers, Heat Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 7 – 14 days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 8"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 8"

Special Instructions: Deadhead (cut spent blooms) for continuous flowering. To dry flowers, hang in a dark place or inside a paper bag for about 3 weeks until stiff. Be gentle with dried flowers as they are fragile and can shatter.

Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest in the morning when flowers are about half open.

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QIS Fiery Sunrise Blend Gomphrena Seeds Reviews

4 reviews

Never blooms

1 out of 5 stars Aug 31, 2021
I've tried growing these two seasons in a row. Both times I started the seedlings indoors. Both Times the plants never get much larger than the seedling stage and never bloom.
Karen from MN
Owner Response: Hi Karen, Thank you for sharing your experience. We would love to help you troubleshoot your growing issues. These seeds came from plants that flowered and they are wired to flower so something like root space, sun, or too much nitrogen could be holding them back. Please don't hesitate to contact our customer service department or our horticulturist.

Gomphrena QIS Fiery Sunrise Blend

5 out of 5 stars Dec 4, 2021
Love these gomphrenas! Planted seeds indoors for an early start; most germinated within 5 days. Truthfully, I didn't take great care of the plants once I placed them outdoors, but that didn't stop them from performing magnificently! I'll be reordering these again this year. I especially like the color blend of this variety. Thanks for carry these. I've not found this blend at any other location.
Ademar Chavana from TX

Pleasantly surprised

5 out of 5 stars Feb 8, 2022
I heard everywhere that gomphrena germinates poorly. This was definitely not the case for me! Sprouted within days with a heat mat and extra bright light. Looking forward to way too much Gomphrena this year!
Katie Hill from TX

Great germination

5 out of 5 stars Mar 13, 2022
I winter sowed these along with 50 other types of seeds. These were one of the first to germinate. I'm excited to watch them grow!
Hayley from OK

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