Guide to Starting Annual Flower Seeds

Save money and grow flowers not usually available in stores by starting your own annual flowers.

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Globe Amaranth is an excellent annual flower to start from seedGlobe Amaranth
Gomphrena spp.

The upright, branching plants of globe amaranth bear cloverlike red, purple, pink, and white blooms that are excellent for drying. Pick the flowers often to keep the blooms coming.

To start seeds indoors: Start seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost date. Barely cover the seeds with soil and keep the temperature at about 72°F. Germination should occur in 10 to 14 days. Transplant seedlings outdoors around the last frost date.

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