Amaranth ‘Mira’

Amaranthus caudatus

Features

  • Easy to grow
  • Edible
  • Foliage & Filler
  • Heat-loving
  • Medium producer

Description

This unique amaranth variety has bicolored green-and-rose-tinted rope-like blooms that add a stunning texture to bouquets. Its long, pendulous tassels make a perfect addition to dramatic arrangements.

Details

Plant type: annual
Height: 40 to 45 in
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 65 to 75 days
Plant spacing: 12 in
Pinch: when 12 in tall

Seed Sowing & Growing Notes

Start seed indoors in trays 4 to 6 weeks before last frost; transplant out after all danger of frost has passed. Amaranth can also be direct-seeded into the garden once all danger of frost has passed.

Harvesting/Vase Life

Harvest when seed heads get large and intensely colored. Remove most of the foliage so the colorful ropes are more visible. Expect a vase life of 7 days.

Details

Description

This unique amaranth variety has bicolored green-and-rose-tinted rope-like blooms that add a stunning texture to bouquets. Its long, pendulous tassels make a perfect addition to dramatic arrangements.

Details

Plant type: annual
Height: 40 to 45 in
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 65 to 75 days
Plant spacing: 12 in
Pinch: when 12 in tall

Seed Sowing & Growing Notes

Start seed indoors in trays 4 to 6 weeks before last frost; transplant out after all danger of frost has passed. Amaranth can also be direct-seeded into the garden once all danger of frost has passed.

Harvesting/Vase Life

Harvest when seed heads get large and intensely colored. Remove most of the foliage so the colorful ropes are more visible. Expect a vase life of 7 days.

Sources

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