Flowers Amaranthus Red Spike

Red Spike

Amaranthus Seed

Product ID: 3786

New! Darkest red amaranth in our trials.

Ideal color and form for late summer and fall arrangements. We found Red Spike to be more useful in arrangements than other amaranth varieties because of its gracefully arched, feathery plumes. Compared to Opopeo, Red Spike has arched, darker-colored plumes, whereas Opopeo's plumes tend to be more upright and rigid. Its plumes are also more open and less dense than Opopeo's. When plants are young and leaves are tender, the foliage makes a nice edible green. Also known simply as amaranth. Ht. 48-60". Avg. 40,600 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.

Details

Size
Price
 
Quantity
Availability

Packet

$3.95
In Stock

1/4 Ounce

$8.40
In Stock

1 Ounce

$24.50
In Stock

1/4 Pound

$65.10
In Stock

1 Pound

$210.85
Backordered until Sep 25, 2017
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Additional Information

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 5-10 days

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

PLANT HEIGHT: 40-45".

PLANT SPACING: 12-15".

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Amaranthus cruentus
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
65 - 75 Days
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Annual
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.<br>Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Ideal for Drying and Crafts Ideal for Drying and Crafts
Variety is excellent for creating dried flowers.
Edible Flowers Edible Flowers
Variety's flowers may be consumed.
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Edible Flowers Ideal for Drying and Crafts