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|Positive ||Margui622 ||On Nov 15, 2009, Margui622 from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
It's November, and this plant is still blooming and performing. It takes abuse from the cat and still performs, she loves it! I'm planning on collecting the seeds and try propogating this next year. Several people have seen it and have admired it!
|Positive ||Kiapa ||On May 26, 2006, Kiapa from Fort Worth, TX wrote:
I adore this plant. It is the best heat tolerant performer in my blazing and dry street beds.
I was first introduced to this one on horticulture classes. I brought home tiny babies that went crazy. It does not seem to be terribly invasive but certainly easy to remove should it happen up in a spot you didn't choose.
A bright true red that lasts without fading!
|Positive ||jjergins ||On May 22, 2004, jjergins from Abilene, TX (Zone 7a) wrote:
This will grow easily in my hot West Texas garden in sandy, alkaline soil. It will also occasionally reseed. It blooms all summer.
|Neutral ||smiln32 ||On Aug 30, 2001, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:
A superb bloomer for a hot color scheme, Gomphrena haageana 'Strawberry Fields' is a great choice for a hot color scheme. About 20" high, this steady blooming globe amaranth also makes a great cut flower for drying.
Soil should be of good quality and well-drained. Full sun is essential for good growth and best flowering. This annual blends well with most other flowering bedding plants and is a good filler for the border where spring perennials have faded. When sowing seeds, try to soak them in water for a few days before planting. This will aid in speedier germination
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Burr Ridge, Illinois
Bay City, Michigan
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Conway, South Carolina
Seven Oaks, South Carolina
Austin, Texas (3 reports)
Fort Worth, Texas
San Antonio, Texas