Burning Bush Seeds
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
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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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
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