Amaranth, Yellow (Amranthus tricolor) - 100 Seeds
Are you looking for a way to make your garden stand out this season? Amaranth, Yellow (Amaranthus tricolor) is the perfect addition! This sunny annual flower brings vibrant vibrancy and an easy maintenance routine to your garden. Its tall and stately structure gives it maximum visibility from afar, ideal for creating or sprucing up backgrounds and focal points. This plant's bright yellow attract onlookers from all angles with their high contrast against the surrounding foliage.
Plus, Amaranth, Yellow is more than just a beauty – its leaves are edible and used in many global cuisines, like Mexican, South American, and Asian dishes alike! This makes adding Amaranth to your garden even more rewarding: not only do you get showstopping visuals, but you also get an incredibly versatile ingredient.
- Latin Name: Amaranthus tricolor
- Type: Annual
- USDA Zone: 2-11
- Germination Time: 5-10 days
- Days to Maturity: 60-100 days
- Plant Height: 3-6 feet
- Stratification Days: Not required
For best results, start Amaranth, Yellow seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost date or sow directly in the garden after the last frost date. Plant the seeds in well-drained soil in a location that receives full sun to partial shade. Sow the seeds at a depth of 1/4 inch and space the plants 12-18 inches apart. Optimal germination temperature is 70-75°F. Amaranth, Yellow is a hardy plant that is relatively low maintenance and will thrive with proper care. Regular watering is important during dry spells, and the plants will benefit from a light application of compost or fertilizer in early spring.
Amaranth, Yellow is ready to be harvested once the seeds have formed. Simply wait until the seed heads turn brown and then cut the stems, hang them upside down, and allow the seeds to dry completely. Store the seeds in an airtight container in a cool, dark place, and they'll be ready to use whenever you need them.