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Amaranthus hypochondriacus 'Pygmy Torch'

An unusually compact amaranth, with crimson velvet plumes, brilliant as foliage in a container and in a vase with dahlias.
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1000 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
July - September
Height
45cm (18in)
Group/Species
hypochondriacus
Common name
Prince's feather
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Size
1000 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

An unusually compact amaranth, with crimson velvet plumes, brilliant as foliage in a container and in a vase with dahlias. Garden birds love the seeds as they ripen — your own growing wild bird food.

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.