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Amaranthus Seeds - Pygmy Torch

Amaranthus Seeds - Pygmy Torch

Size Price Savings Quantity
Packet $4.49
1 Ounce $13.69
1/4 Pound $38.89 ($9.72/ounce) 29% Savings
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  • This compact heirloom variety is perfect for drying and crafting
  • Annual and upright growing, with bold and colorful plumes
  • Dark summer blooms that appear in the summer, great for containers or direct sowing
  • Thrives in bright, sunny growing areas
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Life Cycle Annual
Planting Season Spring
Color Red
Growth Habit Mounding, Upright
Plant Height 16 inches
Bloom Season Summer through Fall

Plant Characteristics Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, Edible
Use Container Garden, Cut Flower Garden, Dried Flowers
Growing Conditions Drought Tolerant, Poor Soil Tolerant
Plant Resistance Deer

About Amaranthus Seeds - Pygmy Torch

Amaranthus hypochondriacus

Seed Type Heirloom Seed

Grow Heirloom Amaranthus - Plant Pygmy's Torch Amaranthus Seeds

Growing a maximum of 16 inches high, Pygmy's Torch is a great choice for nearly any garden space or container! Throwing its bold plumes of color into the air, Amaranthus provides a unique texture to any landscape or floral design.

Planting Information

Planting Amaranthus Seeds - Pygmy Torch

Planting Season Spring
Seed Prep Requires Light
Sowing Method Direct Sow, Start Indoors
Light Requirement Full Sun
Planting Depth 1/16 inch
Plant Spacing 6 to 8 inches
Plant Height 16 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Days to Maturity 60 to 90 days
View our Amaranthus Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Avg Seed Count Recommended Coverage
Packet 777 Up to 80 Sq. Ft
1 Ounce 44,100 Up to 625 Sq. Ft
1/4 Pound 176,400 Up to 2,500 Sq. Ft

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