Botanical Name: Pycnosorus globosus
Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 8–11, usually grown as an annual
Plant Dimensions: 24″–30″ tall, and 12″–18″ wide
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Summer
Attributes: Cut Flower
When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date, when soil has warmed.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date. Ideal temperature for germination is 65°–85°F.
Days to Emerge: 15–30 Days
Seed Depth: ⅛”
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12″
Thinning: When 3″ tall, thin to 1 every 12″
Harvesting: For longest vase life, or for drying, harvest in the morning, choosing flowers that are fully colored. Change vase water frequently.