Burning Bush Seeds - Kochia Trichophylla Burning Bush Flower Seeds

Burning Bush Seeds

Flower Specifications

Season: Annual

USDA Zones: 3 - 11

Height: 28 inches

Bloom Season: None

Bloom Color: None

Environment: Full sun

Soil Type: Any well- drained, reasonably fertile soil is suitable, pH 6.0

Deer Resistant: No

House Plant: No

Latin Name: Kochia Trichophylla

Planting Directions

Temperature: 61 - 65F

Average Germ Time: 10 -14 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Surface sow and do not cover

Sowing Rate: 4 - 5 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 24 - 36 inches

Care & Maintenance: Burning Bush (Kochia)

Burning Bush (Kochia Trichophylla) - Grown from Burning Bush seeds, this feathery bush is pale green in the summer, but then transforms to an intense red in the fall. Kochia Trichophylla Burning Bush is symmetrical and oval in form and makes an outstanding foliage plant.

Tastes like alfalfa

Cattle, sheep, and horses love this alfalfa tasting bush. However, the plant is toxic if eaten in large quantities. If you are a livestock owner, make sure to manage the plant carefully so it is never the sole source of forage.

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Burning bush seed | kochia

How to grow

How To Grow Burning Bush From Seed: For areas with a long growing season, Kochia Burning Bush seeds can be started directly outdoors in a prepared seed bed. Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun.

For earlier Kochia plants, start the Burning Bush seeds indoors. Grow in loam-based potting compost (No. 3) in full light with good ventilation. Water freely in growth, sparingly in the winter. Transplant outdoors after danger of frost has passed. Plant the Kochia Burning Bush in full sun.

  • Sowing Rate: 4 - 5 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 10 - 14 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts bees
  • Depth: Surface sow, do not cover
kochia burning bush

Plant Specifications

The Kochia bush is truly one of a kind and brings a great addition to the flower garden. It reaches 28 inches in height and looks great when grown as a hedge along the border or in groups of 3 for focal interest.

  • Height: 28 inches
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 11
  • Season: Annual
  • Deer Resistant: Yes