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Amaranthus cruentus 'Hot Biscuits'

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

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Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Half-Hardy Annual
Position
Cutting Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
June - October, 12 weeks from sowing
Height
1.2m (4ft)
Group/Species
cruentus
Common name
Foxtail Amaranthus
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Size
750 seeds
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
45cm (18in)
Cultivation
Start seeds off under cover in spring. Keep warm and moist. Transplant seedlings into individual pots and grow on in cooler conditions and harden off before planting out after the last frosts. May also be sown direct in late spring.

Description

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

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.