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Amaranthus Seeds - Pygmys Torch Amaranthus hypochondriacus

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  • 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

Product Description

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.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Amaranthus Seeds - Pygmys Torch
    Botanical Name:Amaranthus hypochondriacus
    Life Cycle:Annual
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Season:Spring
    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
    Color:Red, Green
    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:Indoor Sow, Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:No
    Seeds per Packet:500 mg
    Seeds per Pound:680, 000
    Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    When to Plant

    Amaranth can be planted inside or outside in the Spring, but we’d recommend starting the seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before your last frost. If you decide to plant outside, wait until the soil is warm.

    How to Grow

    Amaranth needs full sun and can be grown in almost any well-drained soil besides dense clay. 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

    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.

  • Seed Coverage

    AmountRecommended Coverage
      
    PacketUp to 80 Sq. Ft
    Ounce PackageUp to 625 Sq. Ft
    1/4 Pound PackageUp to 2,500 Sq. Ft
    1 Pound SackUp to10,000 Sq. Ft
    5 Pound SackUp to 1.3 Acres

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