Amaranth – Green Tails
Amaranth - Green Tails / Amaranthus spp.
Includes 1 packet with minimum 100 seeds
Drooping lime green tassels that are beautiful fresh or dried
Fantastic color and texture for fresh bouquets or large containers.
Seed heads attract birds.
DAYS TO GERMINATION:7-10 days at 70-75°F (21-24°C).
SOWING: Transplant:Sow 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Barely cover seed. Bottom water or mist to avoid covering seeds with displaced soil. Harden off by growing at 62-65°F (17-18°C) and transplant outside after last frost.
Direct seed:After last frost, sow thinly, barely covering the seed. When seedlings have first true leaves, thin to 12-15″ apart. May require support.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS:Well-drained soil.
PLANT SPACING:12-15″. For upright, plume type, thinner and more manageable stems can be achieved using a tighter spacing of 3-6″.
HARVEST:Fresh: Harvest when at least 3/4 of the flowers on the inflorescence are open.
Dried:Harvest when seed has begun to set and flowers feel firm to the touch. To dry, hang nontrailing varieties upside down. Stand trailing varieties upright in a bucket or other tall container to maintain the draped appearance.