Amaranth 'Red Spike' Seeds

Amaranth 'Red Spike' Seeds

$4.95

Amaranthus cruentus 'Red Spike'

This Amaranthus has lovely dark red, purple foliage. Spikes of red begin to form in the summer and bloom into the Fall. Dries beautifully! To dry, hang upside down. Tender young leaves can even be eaten!

Plant Type:  Annual
Germination:  7-10 days at 70-75 F
Height: 3-5 ft
Light Preference: Full Sun                                                                    

 GROWING INSTRUCTIONS

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 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.

Plant Spacing: 12"-15"

Seeds per packet: Approx  100