Robust upright 2’ plumes of apricot, bronze, and green make this Amaranthus variety a cherished favorite in the cut flower garden. The songbirds love it too. The “flowers” bloom from late summer into fall. Fairly easy to grow and self-seeding. Works really well as a backdrop for bright colored plants or along a border. Can reach 5’ in height and are long-lasting cut flowers. Amaranthus is an ancient grain and the seeds can be used similarly to quinoa.
SEED COUNT: ≈ 50 seeds
Planting Instructions: Start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Amaranthus is not frost tolerant. Sow seeds 1/2 inch deep and cover lightly with soil. Space them 6-10’ apart. They can tolerate a little crowding and look good in groupings. Transplant out after the danger of frost has passed. Only water twice a week unless there is rain.
Sun: Full sun Germination (days till sprouts appear): 7-10 days Life Cycle: Annual Days to maturity: 65-75 Spacing: 6-10’ Height: 3’-5’