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AMARANTH Elephant Head

Amaranthus gangeticus

Stock: Available

Family: Amaranthaceae

Characteristics: Annual 60-100 cm

Seeds per packet: Approx 40


Decorative annual of dark purple red puffs with a spike rising above the bloom that might appear to be an elephant head shape.

Ideal for adding height and interest to bedding displays. Leaves are edible.

Tropical: Winter to Mid-Spring.
Temperate: Late Winter to Early-Summer.
Cold: Spring

Sow: 5mm deep.
For best results sow directly into soil where they are to grow.
Germination: 7-14 days.
Plant space: 80cm
Row space: 1 metre
Maturity: 10-12 weeks

Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.

Adaptable to most soils in a sunny position. Drought resistant but frost tender.

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