Amaranth, Red Spike (Amaranthus cruentus) Seeds

Amaranth, Red Spike (Amaranthus cruentus) Seeds

$3.50

Quick description:

Seed packs contain a generous amount of seed for the home gardener. Minimum 50 seeds per pack.

aka Amaranth, Foxtail Amaranth

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Type: Annual
Family:  Amaranthaceae
Native Range:
Growing Zones:  All
Mature Height: 36-48 in
Mature Width: 18-24 in

Sowing: Start indoors in pots 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Barely cover seed. Needs light to germinate.
Sow depth: ¼ in
Days to Germinate: 4-10 @ 70F+
Special Maintenance: n/a 

Sunlight: Full sun, Part Shade
Soil Type: Well-drained/light
Water: Average
Drought Tolerance: Poor
Growth Rate: Fast

Leaf Description: Light green, large
Bloom Time: Summer, July-September
Bloom Description: Dark red, feathery plumes

Harvest: Flowering Tops
Harvest Time: Late Summer, August-September

Special Properties: Deer resistant, excellent cut flower, edible young leaves

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