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Renee's Garden Globe Amaranth, Mardi Gras Parade
(Heirloom)

Brand: Renee's Garden    Item Number: SWF4036

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

Description

Amaranth -Mardi Gras Parade - Gomphrena haageana

Annual - The lustrous clover-like blooms of Mardi Gras Parade shine like party decorations on multi-stemmed, upright 1 - 1½' 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.

Soil & Water:Relatively drought tolerant once established. No need for additional amendments. Plant in ordinary well worked soil.

Planting & Growing:To start indoors, sow seeds 1" apart in pots or a container of seed starting mix. Cover lightly and keep moist with a strong light source. To start outdoors, sow seed in full sun in springtime when temperatures are consistently in the 50's. Space tiny seeds as thinly as possible. Cover lightly and keep moist until emerge in 7-10 days.

Harvesting & Storage: Cut flowers for large arrangements. Allow some heads to go to seed for self-sowing or saving.

Soil Temperature: above 50°F
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Germination: 14-21 Days
Height At Maturity: 12-18"
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 8-10"

While Renee's Garden seeds are not all certified organic, they do not sell treated or GMO seeds and have signed the "Safe Seed Pledge.”

Features

  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Container Compatible
  • Does Not Require Support
  • Good Cut Flower
  • Good Fall Color
  • Good for Drying
  • Requires Summer Water
  • Useful for Ornamental

Characteristics

Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack Bloom Season Summer, Fall
Flower Color Mix, Orange, Red, Scarlet Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Ornamental
Germination Requirements Light Life Cycle Annual
Planting Time Spring Sun Requirements Full Sun
Growth Habit Upright
Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Bloom Season Summer, Fall
Flower Color Mix, Orange, Red, Scarlet
Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Ornamental
Germination Requirements Light
Life Cycle Annual
Planting Time Spring
Sun Requirements Full Sun
Growth Habit Upright

Planting & Care

Soil & Water:Relatively drought tolerant once established. No need for additional amendments. Plant in ordinary well worked soil.

Planting & Growing:To start indoors, sow seeds 1" apart in pots or a container of seed starting mix. Cover lightly and keep moist with a strong light source. To start outdoors, sow seed in full sun in springtime when temperatures are consistently in the 50's. Space tiny seeds as thinly as possible. Cover lightly and keep moist until emerge in 7-10 days.

Harvesting & Storage: Cut flowers for large arrangements. Allow some heads to go to seed for self-sowing or saving.

What You May Need

Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lbs. Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.125"W x 0.1"H

Reviews

Hardy seeds

Its 2014, and this year, with my first indoor growing light setup, I decided to plant some of these seeds from a packet packed for 2003. Its still early, so I can't speak to transplanting or the final product, but after 11 years, not treated, these seeds have done wonderfully. If I don't get them to survive here in Atlanta, that will be on me, I think, not these seeds.

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