Amaranthus Tricolour Splendens Perfecta 100 Seeds
The Amaranthus genus contains around seventy different species, many of which make attractive garden plants. They have many different uses, and in addition to being nice to look at, some species are also used for grains, dyes and as leaf vegetables. As the Greek name that the genus gets its name from, Amarantos, the plant lasts for a long time and is well known for its non fading flowers. Amaranthus originates from the Andes region of South America and has been a staple food crop for over six thousand years
How to Grow Amaranthus Plant Species Such as Tassel Flower in the Garden
It is best to sow grain Amaranths just beneath the soil surface, with a spacing of 20 to 30 cm for smaller species and up to 50 cm apart for larger species in the spring, after the last frost. Amaranthus Plants prefer partly shady to full sunlight conditions. The soil type is not overly important, though should have a PH between 6 and 7; for the most vibrant flowers it is best that the soil is not too rich, as this soil type encourages growth.
Amaranthus requires between 10 and 17 days to germinate. If starting off indoors they should be grown at a temperature of between 21 and 24 degrees Celsius in peat pots for seven to eight weeks before planting out after the last frost of spring.
Quick Amaranthus Plant Growing and Care Guide
Common Names: Amaranth, Tampala, Tassel Flower, Flaming Fountain, Fountain Plant, Joseph's Coat, Love-lies-bleeding, Molten Flower, Prince's Feather, Summer Poinsettia.
Life Cycle: Hardy annual.
Height: 36 to 100 inches (90 to 250 cm).
Native: South America, Asia.
Flowers: End of spring, summer and/or early autumn.
Flower Details: Red, purple, pink, orange. Tassels.
Foliage: Purple, red, gold, bronze, green, white. Lanceolate. Variegated. Veined.
Sow Outside: Cover seed. Following the last frost. Spacing 8 to 24 inches (20 to 60 cm).
Sow Inside: Use peat pots. Germination time: one to three weeks. Temperature 70°F (21°C). Seven or eight weeks in advance. Transplant outdoors following the last frost.
Requirements: Full sunlight or partial shade. Good drainage. Soil pH 5.5 to 7. Ordinary soil, not too rich. Regular watering during dry spells.
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