Grow Amaranth – Plant Perfecta Amaranthus Seeds
This tri-colored amaranthus plant is truly a stunner in the garden! Green and yellow foliage support the brilliant display of red and yellow foliage above. Drought tolerant with a long bloom season, Perfecta Amaranth shines with its amazing display of color and form.
Name:Amaranthus Seeds – Perfecta
Botanical Name:Amaranthus tricolor
Light Requirement:Full Sun
Plant Type:Tri-Colored Foliage Plant, Upright Mound Habit, Ovate Leaf Shape
Features:Heirloom, Drought Tolerant, Cut Flower Garden, Good for Dried Flowers, Attracts Pollinators, Container Garden, Extended Bloom Time
Color:Red, Yellow, Green
Blooms:Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
Days to Maturity:60-90 Days
Plant Height:36-60 inches
Plant Spacing:8-10 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 Perfecta 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.
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1/4 Pound Package