Amaranthus cruentus

Amaranthus “spikes”


Tall spikes provide texture and colour and are excellent fillers for bouquets while the tall growing plants are great at the back of any garden.


100 seeds per packet.

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Red, Burgundy, Green, Hot biscuits, Mix

Whether you are growing flowers or vegetables or both, growing your own plants from seed, is one of the most rewarding things for any gardener and you don’t even need a green thumb to do it. With our guidance, it couldn’t be easier!

Flower type:Filler
Life cycle:Heat-loving Annual
Climate:Thrives in warm temperatures
Sowing guide:Direct sow (recommended) in spring or sow in trays and transplant after 4-6 weeks
Germination guide:7-10 days @ 21-24 C. Cover lightly with thin layer of soil.
Position:Full Sun
Spacing:30 cm apart
Pinch:Yes, when 20 cm high
Flowering time:70 days after sowing
Final height:100-150 cm

Growing Tips:

Provide plant support when growing in windy areas.

Harvesting Tips:

Harvest when 3/4 of the small flowers on the soon-to-be seed heads are open. Expected vase life is 7 days.