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Amaranthus

 

Amaranth

Amaranthus makes a striking statement in beds or patio containers. Growing to 2m in height, it bears somewhat fuzzy-looking tassles of dark red flowers in summer, followed by seed heads that can be red, purple, or yellow. The amaranth plant develops long flowers, which can be upright or trailing depending on the variety. These half-hardy annuals are suited to beds, borders and containers.

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plant Features
  • Amaranth likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Amaranth likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Amaranth is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Amaranth likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Amaranth

Latin name

Amaranthus

type

Annual

family

Amaranthaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Amaranth likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Amaranth is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Amaranth likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    Amaranth likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Amaranth is 1.00meters x 1.80meters 1.00 M 1.80 M

Amaranthus

Amaranthus makes a striking statement in beds or patio containers. Growing to 2m in height, it bears somewhat fuzzy-looking tassles of dark red flowers in summer, followed by seed heads that can be red, purple, or yellow. The amaranth plant develops long flowers, which can be upright or trailing depending on the variety. These half-hardy annuals are suited to beds, borders and containers.


Planting Outdoors Spring

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Amaranth plants grow well in average to rich, well-draining soil with equal amounts of nitrogen and phosphorus. Like many vegetable crops, it needs at least five hours of sunlight a day to do well. While it grows best in moist but well drained soil, it will tolerate somewhat dry soil too. Potted plants can be put into their growing position in mid to late spring.

 

Propagation

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Seeds can be sown direct into flowering in spring, dig some fertiliser/compost into the ground before planting.They should be thinned to save the strongest plants being careful not to disturb the roots of the ones that are being left to grow on. Sow seed at 59° to 64°F in early spring indoors for earlier bloom, or outside after danger of frost has passed.

 
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