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Amaranth Mira

Amaranthus Caudatus


The blooms of Amaranthus caudatus 'Mira' have a unique ombre colour that transitions from light sage green, to lilac, to deep purple. This fancy bi-coloured variety produces gorgeous, rope-like blooms. The trailing locks are like jeweled necklaces which add exceptional texture and visual interest to gardens and floral designs alike. An excellent cut flower.


Life Cycle: Annual

Site: Full sun

Germination: 10-14 days

Days to maturity: 65-75 days

Seed depth : Surface, press into the soil
Plant spacing: 12”

Pinch: when 12” tall

Approx seeds per packet :100


How to Grow:

Amaranthus seeds can be either sown early indoors or directly where they are to flower. They are susceptible to frost so be sure to sow only after the last chance of frost has past and the soil has warmed a little.

Pinch out the centre stem to encourage side branching. Water regularly and fertilise with a water soluble balanced fertiliser. 


For fresh flower arrangements, cut amaranths when three quarters of the flowers are open on the stem.


Vase Life :

They will last 7 to 10 days in a vase. If you want to dry them, harvest when the seed begin to set and the flowers are firm to the touch. Cut and hang upside down for at least 10 days preferably in a warm position. High heat during the drying process allows the flowers to better retain their color.


Amaranth Mira

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