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Heirloom Amaranth

Cinco De Mayo

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Heirloom Amaranth

Cinco De Mayo

(Amaranthus tricolor)
EXCLUSIVE - For a visual Fiesta in your garden, grow these modern cultivars of ancient New World plants....
(Amaranthus tricolor)
EXCLUSIVE - For a visual Fiesta in your garden, grow these modern cultivars of ancient New World plants. Our heirloom Cinco de Mayo is effortless to grow, loves hot weather and puts on a glorious late summer show of spectacular colors. The foliage of the branching 3 to 4 foot tall plants forms brilliant pinwheel rosettes of graceful draping leaves. We’ve chosen illuminating colors in electric yellow, molten scarlet-orange, magenta and a splendid multicolor for show-stopping displays that celebrate the sunshine all summer long.
Seed Count: Approx. 400 / Weight: 0.25 gms
$ 2.79

ANNUAL

Summer/fall color

Frost tender

 

EASY TO START OUTDOORS

Sow seeds in full sun in ordinary well-worked garden soil in springtime once night temperatures reach 50°F (10°C). Space tiny seeds as thinly as possible. Cover very lightly with soil and keep moist until seedlings emerge in 7 to 10 days.

 

TO START EARLY INDOORS

Five to six weeks before last frost date, sow seeds 1 inch apart in individual pots or a container of seed starting mix, cover lightly and keep moist. Provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to plant outside once danger of frost is over. Gradually acclimate to outdoor conditions before transplanting.

 

THIN OR TRANSPLANT

Final seedling spacing should be 12 to 18 inches apart, so they have room to grow and mature.

 

GROWING NOTES

These easy to grow, dramatic foliage Amaranths prefer a warm, dry location in good garden soil. When established, the tall bushy plants can tolerate drought and need no extra fertilizer, but must have good drainage. For better branching, pinch the main bud when plants are about 18 inches tall. Plants explode with sky-rocket colors when they come to maturity in late summer.

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Mature Height

March - May
Full sun
Cover lightly
Thinly
7 - 10 days
3 - 4 feet

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Mature Height

March - May
Full sun
Cover lightly
Thinly
7 - 10 days
3 - 4 feet

Plant In

March - May

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Planting Depth

Cover lightly

Space Seeds

Thinly

Days to Germinate

7 - 10 days

Mature Height

3 - 4 feet

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