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Class: Annual
From seed to garden: 6 weeks
Germinations: 68-75 Degrees Fahrenheit
Good Cutflower: Yes
Height: 42 inches

  • Amaranthus are annuals, grown from seed or seedlings, planted in late winter or spring (after frosts have passed).
  • They are soft and grow tall so they need protection from strong winds.
  • Prepare the soil before planting, mixing in well-rotted manure or prepared fertilizer.
  • Water young plants regularly and mulch well to retain moisture.
  • Liquid feed monthly.
  • Pruning young plants promotes bushy growth.
  • Can be grown for edible greens by this specie typically grown for ornamental.
  • Pests: aphids, caterpillars and snails.
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