Gomphrena Seeds - QIS Carmine
- Seed Count: 10 Seeds
- Maturity Date: 75-80 days from planting
- Plant Height: 18-24 inches
- Flower Color: Rich carmine
- Growth Habit: Upright, bushy
- Sun Exposure: Full sun
- Soil Preference: Well-drained, moderately fertile
- Usage: Ideal for cut flowers and dried floral arrangements
History: QIS Carmine Gomphrena, also known as Globe Amaranth, has a rich history that dates back to its native habitats in Central America. Historically, it was valued not only for its ornamental beauty but also for medicinal and cultural purposes. The QIS series, renowned for its uniformity and vibrant colors, represents years of cultivation and breeding to produce varieties that excel in both garden performance and floral design.
Uses: The QIS Carmine Gomphrena is highly sought after for its vivid carmine flowers, which are excellent for both fresh and dried floral arrangements. Its long-lasting blooms and ability to retain color when dried make it a favorite among florists and crafters. In gardens, it adds a pop of color to borders and beds and attracts pollinators such as butterflies and bees.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: To grow QIS Carmine Gomphrena, plant seeds in well-drained soil in an area with full sun. They can be started indoors and transplanted outside after the last frost, or sown directly in the garden. Space plants approximately 10-12 inches apart to allow for their bushy growth habit. Gomphrena is drought-tolerant once established and requires minimal maintenance. Regular deadheading will encourage continuous blooming throughout the season. With proper care, these plants will flourish, providing a striking display of carmine blooms.