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Amaranth Red Spike Seeds
Amaranth Red Spike Seeds
Amaranth Red Spike Seeds
Jamestown Flower Farm

Amaranth Red Spike Seeds

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Amaranth Red Spike Seeds

These dramatic flowers have deep burgundy leaves topped by a striking red flower spike that gets larger with age.  They are ideal 'back of the border' plants reaching 120 - 150cm tall. They may need staking if strong winds or heavy rain is expected. They make excellent cut flowers and can be used fresh or dried

 

Latin name Amaranthus cruentus
Seed count Approximately 50 seeds per packet
Height 120 - 150cm
Days to flower About 70 - 90 days
Water requirements  Water every 2 - 3 days

 

Annual Cut Flower   |   Plant in full sun

 

Sowing Instructions:

Sow in seed trays in early spring (Aug) - do not cover seed. Transplant into beds when seedlings are 10 - 12cm tall 

Space 20cm apart

Succession sowing can be done directly in the bed when soil temps are warmer. sow every 4 weeks up to March

Growing tip:   Pinch out the growing tip when the plants are about 20cm tall to promote branching