Burning Bush is a striking, annual with light-green foliage. It's a beautiful addition to every garden. Put seperate outdoors on a sunny plot or make a very attractive hedge with many plants. It's also possible to put this plant in large pots or containers. The colour changes from green to red in autumn. Burning Bush is not frost-proof. Annual.
|Scientific name||Kochia scoparia|
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|Sowing period||maart - juni|
|Flowering period||juli - oktober|
|English name||Burning Bush Tricophylla|
|Dutch name||Zomercipres Tricophylla|
Indoor sowing: march - april
Outdoor sowing: mid mei - june
Germination: 14 - 28 days
Germination temp.: 16-18°C
Sowing depth: shallow - ½ cm
Plant distance: 60 cm
Flowering time: july - september
Plant position: sunny
Sow indoors in seeding trays with potting soil and some extra grit for draining. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil. Cover with a lid and keep moist.
Remove the lid when the seedlings emerge. Transplant the seedlings outdoors, when they're large enough to handle, after mid may, when there's no longer any danger of nightfrosts. First let the seedlings acclimatize to outdoors conditions for a couple of days. Put them on a sunny spot with some free-draining soil. It's possible to plant them in rows and make a low, annual hedge.
Sow outdoors from mid may, when there's no longer any danger of frosts, on a sunny plot with some free draining soil. Sow shallow and rake in the seeds gently. Thin to 60 cm apart , when the seedlings are large enough to handle. Put them 20 cm apart when You make a hedge with them.
Burning Bush is easy to grown and not hardy. It can self sow very easy. This light-green bush colours red in autumn.