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Amaranthus tricolor 'Green Giant'

This variety of amaranth self-seeded into our garden, just one plant in 2017 and we were all obsessed.
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1000 seeds

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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
tricolor
Common name
Callaloo
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
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

This variety of amaranth self-seeded into our garden, just one plant in 2017 and we were all obsessed. Growing to roughly 5ft, it had great stature and elegance in amongst our dahlias.

In 2018, we found the seed and trialled it again. We picked and picked from it to arrange with almost all colours, soft and bright. It has a great vase life and the young leaves are used as 'Horta' in Greece.

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.