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Amaranthus - Key Growing Information
SOWING: Transplant - Sow 4-6 weeks before planting out. Grow at 62-65°F (17-18°C) until transplanting out. Direct seed - After danger of frost. Support advised.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
PLANT HEIGHT: Varies Providing support is advised.
PLANT SPACING: 12-15". For upright, plume types, thinner and more manageable stems can be achieved using a tighter spacing of 3-6".
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
VASE LIFE: 7-10 days.
HARVEST: Fresh - When at least 3/4 of the flowers on the inflorescence are open.
Dried - Seed has begun to set and flowers feel firm.
Drying - Stand up trailing varieties in a bucket or any tall container to maintain draped appearance. Hang upright varieties to dry.
SOIL: Well-drained soil. pH: 6-7 preferred.
USES: Fresh or dried cut flower, back of bed, accent in borders, containers.
NOTES: Support advised.