Gomphrena ‘Strawberry Fields’ From Seed.

Gomphrena 'Strawberry Fields' & Cosmos 'Purity'
Gomphrena ‘Strawberry Fields’ & Cosmos ‘Purity’

OK there is no denying that this little jar of flowers isn’t a little 80’s throwback…but I’ve been listening to Nick Hayward and I’ve given myself a flicky fringe for the day and saying ‘Wotcha!’ to all my chums and some old ladies. …but I love the simplicity of the red of Gomphrena ‘Strawberry Fields’ with the white of Cosmos ‘Purity’.

I only sowed one tray this year for some reason…I will sow a few more next year.

Growing Gomphrena From Seed: Higgledy Tips!

Gomphrena Seedlings
Gomphrena Seedlings

*I sow in early spring indoors…usually on the 1st April.

*I sow into modules with good compost and lightly cover the seeds….keep the trays moist whilst the little cherubs wriggle into germination.

*Harden off and then plant out in mid May…or after the frosts have wobbled off.

*Plant into a bed that gets full sun.

*They are super heat tolerant and reasonably drought tolerant but a free draining soil is essential.

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*Gomphrena flowers are native to Texax…so I have found that they are best suited to being talked to in a southern drawl.

I sell Gomphrena ‘Strawberry Fields’ at £1.95 for 40ish seeds.

Kind regards

Higgers.

 

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