Amaranthus caudatus, A. cruentus, A. hybridus, A. tricolor
8 Amaranthus Seed Varieties:Hot Biscuits | Opopeo | Love-Lies-Bleeding | Green Tails | Green Thumb | Tower Red
Tower Green | Perfecta
HOT BISCUITS Amaranthus Seeds
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.
LOVE-LIES-BLEEDING Amaranthus Seeds
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.
GREEN THUMB Amaranthus Seeds
Long lasting emerald green spikes on well-branched, 18 inch tall annuals. They are excellent planted in borders and are superb for cutting.
TOWER SERIES Amaranthus Seeds
Highly uniform, 40-48 inch tall plants, produce dramatic, colorful flower spikes, which combine beautifully with other flowers in mixed bouquets.
Bright chartreuse leaves, this color is delightfully easy to blend into the garden, or flower arrangements.
PERFECTA Amaranthus Seeds
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.
OPOPEO Amaranthus Seeds
Showy spikes of rich red flowers for cutting or garden color. Dramatic bronze foliage on tall, 6-6.5 foot plants. Named for the city in Mexico where this plant originated.
GREEN TAILS Amaranthus Seeds
Amaranthus 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.
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.
Comments: 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.