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Amaranth 'Green Tails'
Amaranthus caudatus


Luxurious, drooping, pale chartreuse green tassels retain their colour well after picking. Green Tails amaranth seeds produce relatively tall plants that can reach of 120cm (48"). Young leaves are tasty and nutritious, but it is usually grown as an annual flower. The pendant flowers look amazing alongside any white or red flowers in a bouquet.


Plant life cycle: annual

Site: full sun
Height: 36-48”
Days to maturity: 65-75 days
Plant spacing: 12”
Pinch: when 12” tall 
Approx seeds per packet: 50



How to Grow:


Support may be necessary.

Transplant:Sow 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Barely cover seed. Bottom water or mist to avoid covering seeds with displaced soil. Harden off by growing at 62-65°F (17-18°C) and transplant outside after last frost.

Direct seed:After last frost, sow thinly, barely covering the seed. When seedlings have first true leaves, thin to 12-15" apart.


Fresh: Harvest when at least 3/4 of the flowers on the inflorescence are open.

Dried:Harvest when seed has begun to set and flowers feel firm to the touch. To dry, hang nontrailing varieties upside down. Stand trailing varieties upright in a bucket or other tall container to maintain the draped appearance.


Vase Life

A vase life of 7 to 14 days 

Amaranth 'GreenTails'

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