Amaranth ‘Green Tails’

Amaranthus caudatus

Features

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

Description

This extra-special amaranth provides a striking backdrop to a garden bed or a dramatic addition to large-scale arrangements. Its long chartreuse tassels add texture and combine beautifully with both bright and pastel color palettes. Amaranth is easy to grow and is a great choice for beginning gardeners.

Details

Plant type: annual
Height: 36 to 48 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 are about three-quarters of the way open. Remove most of the foliage so the colorful spikes are more visible. Expect a vase life of 7 to 10 days.

Details

Description

This extra-special amaranth provides a striking backdrop to a garden bed or a dramatic addition to large-scale arrangements. Its long chartreuse tassels add texture and combine beautifully with both bright and pastel color palettes. Amaranth is easy to grow and is a great choice for beginning gardeners.

Details

Plant type: annual
Height: 36 to 48 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 are about three-quarters of the way open. Remove most of the foliage so the colorful spikes are more visible. Expect a vase life of 7 to 10 days.

Sources

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