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Amaranth ' Autumn Touch "

Amaranthus Cruentus

 

Tall, branched plant that produces prolific orange and yellow blooms with bright pistachio colored leaves with dark bronze tips.  Amaranth appears over a long, late season.  Excellent filler for fall bouquets  and large instalations.

 

Details:

 

Life Cycle: Annual

Site: Full Sun

Days to Maturity:65-75 days

Height: 40-48"

Seeds Depth : 1/8"

Plant Spacing: 12 "

Pinch: When 12"

Approx seeds per packet : 100

 

How to Grow:

Sow in early summer when soil temperatures are above 70°F. Sow thinly 1/8" deep in rows 12"apart. Thin out once they have reached  3". 

Pinch out the centre stemwhen 12" tall,  to encourage side branching. Water regularly and fertilise with a water soluble balanced fertiliser.

 

Harvest:

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

 

Vase Life:
With a proper care will last 7-10 days

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amaranth ' Autumn Touch '

$4.95Price
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