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Characteristics: Annual 60 cm
Seeds per packet: Approx 80
An early bloomer this colourful, deep burgundy Amaranth has 30 cm (12”) flower spikes making it a eye catcher in the garden.
Grow in clumps in your flower beds or use them to add a bold colour contrast to your container plants. These are excellent for use fresh or dried.
Native to Mexico
Tropical: Winter to Mid-Spring.
Temperate: Late Winter to Early-Summer.
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.