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Upright tassled flowers in the richest copper – this is wonderful mixed with dahlias, rich and pale, in the garden and vase.

Genus Amaranthus
Group/Species cruentus
Variety Hot Biscuits
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Foxtail Amaranthus
Border Position Cutting Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 1.2m (4ft)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Start seeds off under cover in early spring. Sprinkle onto moist compost, cover thinly and place somewhere bright and warm, seedlings should appear within 2-3 weeks at 20°C. Transplant into individual pots when seedlings are large enough to handle, grow on in cooler conditions and harden off before planting out after the last frosts. May also be sown direct in late spring. Prefers a moist, fertile, humus-rich soil in a sunny but sheltered site.
Care Tips Pinch out growing tip to encourage more side branches to form and keep picking regularly. It is very heat and drought tolerant. Requires staking.
Flowering June - October, 12 weeks from sowing
Vase Life They will last 7 to 10 days in a vase.
Harvesting Flower production 4 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest

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Amaranthus cruentus 'Hot Biscuits' reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Christine

seeds growing well very pleased