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Gomphrena haageana 'Strawberry Fields'

Gomphrena haageana 'Strawberry Fields'
'Strawberry Fields'
Common name globe amaranth
Family amaranthaceae
Life cycle annual
Flowers red pompoms (summer)
Size 2'
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

One of the few annuals I start every year. They mix very nicely into the perennial garden or patio pots. Compared to many other annuals, they take a bit longer to get going in the garden, and never attain much bulk - so they are better as filler than as the main attraction. The variety we grow is the popular 'Strawberry Fields', with vibrant red flowers. Only recently did I learn that this is a different species from other globe amaranths we've grown, which are classified as G. globosa. In my experience, haageana has strappier leaves, more upright growth, and slightly larger flowers.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Started in germinating gel, 75F (16%G)
  2. Seed from garden. Celltray, 75F (no G)
  3. New seed from Pinetree. Baggy 70F with light (100%G, 12-14d)
  4. Same seed as '03. Baggy 70F, no light (75%G, 8-13d)
  5. Seed from '04 garden. Baggy 70F (100%G, 4-7d)
  6. Seed for 'Professor Plum' from '05 trade. Baggy 70F (80%G, 8-12d)
  7. Seed for 'Professor Plum' from '05 trade. Baggy 70F (55%G, 8-11d)
    Seed for 'Strawberry Fields' from '04 garden. Baggy 70F (100%G, 8-13d)
  8. Seed for 'Strawberry Fields' from '07 garden. Baggy 70F (79%G, 8-15d)
  9. Seed for 'Strawberry Fields' from '10 garden. Baggy 70F (93%G, 5-10d)
  10. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (93%G, 5-8d)

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