Gomphrena – Forest Red
Great in landscapes and containers.
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Flower Form Container, Cut Flower, Landscape
pH C - pH 6.0 - 6.5
EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9
Fertilization 150 - 200
Light Requirements High
Water Requirements Dry to Moderate, Moderate to Moist
Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit
Growing On Temperature 65 - 75° Fahrenheit
Holding Temperature 50 - 60° Fahrenheit
Planting and Timing Information
Spring and Summer Finish. Standard ppp.
Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 5-7 Weeks
6" and Gallon Pot : 6-8 Weeks
7-9" Pot : 7-9 Weeks
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 10-12 Weeks
Pinching and Growth Regulators
Pinch 1-2 weeks after transplant, a second pinch as needed for larger containers.
Paclobutrazol 1-3 ppm as a drench can help shape or hold the crop, but go slowly and learn how the crop performs in your greenhouse.
Pest and Disease Management
Watch for Botrytis when flowering, do not overhead when flowering.