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Amaranthus caudatus, A. cruentus, A. hybridus, A. tricolor, A. gangeticus

How to plant Amaranthus seeds

Hanging tassels of Pony Tails Mixed amaranthus New for 2016 AN16031

PONY TAILS MIXED Amaranthus Amaranthus caudatus

A blend of Green Tails and Love-Lies-Bleeding amaranthus create a pleasing color contrast. Vigorous 3 to 5 foot tall plants produce pendent, swinging, bright red and green tassels in summer and fall. Pony Tails Mixed amaranthus make great cut flowers, fresh or dried.

250 seeds - $2.49
Carnival amaranthus colorful foliage. New for 2016 AN16362

CARNIVAL Amaranthus Amaranthus gangeticus

Get ready; the Carnival Amaranthus show gets more and more uproarious as the season progresses. Early summer brings bronze and green foliage that morphs into warmer and brighter shades of yellow, orange, and pink, finishing the show with tall purple spiked flowers late summer into autumn. With some early season pruning, Carnival becomes round, bushy and 3 to 4 feet tall; left alone, Carnival will grow more columnar, reaching 5 feet or even taller.

50 seeds - $2.49
Hot Biscuits amaranthus plant with cinnamon orange flowers. AN00006

HOT BISCUITS AmaranthusAmaranthus cruentus

Fast-growing, 4-5 foot tall plants produce gorgeous, 2 foot cinnamon-orange plumes over a long summer and fall season. An outstanding cut flower, Hot Biscuits adds spice to autumn bouquets. Easy to grow.

250 seeds - $1.99
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LOVE-LIES-BLEEDING Amaranthus Amaranthus caudatus

This stunning accent plant is ideal for beds, borders or containers; growing 3-5 feet tall and producing rope like bright red tassels over a long summer and fall season. The flowers are excellent for cutting or drying and the foliage is edible and highly nutritious. Packet is 3.5 grams, about 5,000 seeds.

3.5 grams - $2.49
Green Tails Amaranthus AN05652

GREEN TAILS AmaranthusAmaranthus caudatus 'Viridis'

Very similar to Love-Lies-Bleeding, but with drooping lime-green tassels which are superb cut or dried. Grows 3-5 feet tall. Packet is 3.5 grams, about 5,000 seeds.

3.5 grams - $2.49
Towers Mix Amaranthus AN16072

TOWERS MIX AmaranthusAmaranthus cruentus

Highly uniform, 40-48 inch tall plants, produce a dramatic, colorful mix of chartreuse and red flower spikes, which combine beautifully with other flowers in mixed bouquets.

35 seeds - $2.99
Illumination Amaranthus AN02863

ILLUMINATION AmaranthusAmaranthus tricolor

Stunning crimson and golden orange foliage tops sturdy columns of bright green leaves. These fast growing annuals reach 4 feet tall. The leaves are edible and are excellent for cutting. Often referred to as a summer Poinsettia.

¼ gram - $2.49
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PERFECTA AmaranthusAmaranthus tricolor

Gorgeous scarlet and yellow leaves top the plants with chocolate-brown, yellow and green leaves underneath. Grows to 4-5 feet tall and is at home at the back of borders or planted among shrubs. 2 grams is about 3,000 seeds.

200 seeds - $1.99
Molten Fire Amaranthus AN08001

MOLTEN FIRE AmaranthusAmaranthus tricolor

Glowing crimson-maroon foliage on stunning, fast growing 3-4 foot tall plants. The leaves are edible and are excellent for cutting.

200 seeds - $1.99
Green Thumb Amaranthus AN06835

GREEN THUMB AmaranthusAmaranthus hypochondriacus

Long lasting emerald green spikes on well-branched, 18 inch tall annuals. They are excellent planted in borders and are superb for cutting.

1,000 seeds - $2.49

How to Plant Amaranthus Seeds

Direct sow into prepared seed beds after all danger of frost (and the soil has fully warmed) in groups of 4 seeds spaced 18 to 24 inches apart. Thin to the strongest plant. Or, scatter seed over ground that has had the top 1 inch of soil loosened. Rake seed in lightly, walk over area to firm soil. Keep moist until germination. Easy to germinate, however seeds will not sprout in cool soil. Can also be started indoors in cell packs or 2 inch containers. Kept at 65-75°F., germination is in 10-21 days.

Growing Amaranthus: Full or part sun. Tolerates high heat. Any soil as long as drainage is good. Faster growth, more flowers with regular water, will tolerate some drought once established. Attracts birds.