Grow Heirloom Amaranth -Plant Green Thumb Amaranthus Seeds
A lovely upright Amaranthus, Green Thumb is a compact shrub, excellent for borders or containers. Amaranthus also provides a unique and wonderful texture for floral arrangements.
Name:Amaranthus Seeds – Green Thumb
Botanical Name:Amaranthus hypochondriacus
Light Requirement:Full Sun
Plant Type:Upright Foliage Plant, Compact Shrub Habit, Ovate Leaf Shape
Features:Heirloom, Drought Tolerant, Cut Flower Garden, Good for Dried Flowers, Attracts Pollinators, Container Garden
Blooms:Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
Days to Maturity:60-90 Days
Plant Height:16 inches
Plant Spacing:6-8 inches
Planting Depth:1/16 inch
Sowing Method:Start Indoors, Direct Sow
Seeds per Packet:500 mg
Seeds per Pound:680, 000
Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
How to Plant Green Thumb Amaranthus
When to Plant Amaranthus
Amaranth can be planted inside or outside in the Spring, but we would recommend starting the seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before your last frost. If you decide to plant outside, wait until the soil is warm.
Where to Plant Amaranthus
Amaranth needs full sun and can be grown in almost any well-drained soil besides dense clay.
How to Plant Amaranthus
Plant your seeds about 10-12 inches apart and cover lightly with soil. They will germinate within 3-4 days if the temperatures are between 60-90 degrees F. When moving your seeds outside, sow them 1.5 to 2 feet apart. Amaranth is drought and heat resistant, so it is only necessary to water once or twice a week during dry periods. For taller plants, add fertilizer once or twice a year or add compost. Amaranth grows between 4 and 6 feet tall but with particularly rich soil with plenty of nitrogen and phosphorous, the plants can get to around 8 feet!
How to Harvest Amaranthus
Amaranth will flower until the first hard frost, so there will be plenty of seeds to harvest! Seeds from the flowers are usually ready for harvest after 3 months. To harvest, shake the flower heads and catch the falling seeds.
Download Printable Planting Guide
1/4 Pound Package