Seeds - Amaranth, Hot Biscuits OG

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Description: If you are on a quest for something different... the unique cinnamon colour of this large-headed amaranth is so garden worthy! Each flower plume is up to 60 cm (24"). The seeds are edible, but if you miss the harvest this type of amaranth is wonderful for birds too!

Pack Size: 300 seeds

Latin Name: Amaranthus cruentus
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Main Uses: Ornamental, Culinary
Zone Hardiness: Annual (reseeding) 
Exposure: Full sun
Height: 150 - 180 cm (5 - 6 feet)
Flower Color: Bronzy-cinnamon
Flowering Time: Summer

Germination: 7 - 14 days at 21°C.
Sowing:  Indoors 4 - 6 weeks before last frost. 2 - 3 seeds per cell. For best results, apply Sea Magic™ kelp from first watering. Apply a seedling-starter fertilizer such as Evolve Seedling once the second set of true leaves has appeared, and then alternate between the kelp and seedling starter until transplant. Not well-suited for direct-seeding outdoors.
Planting depth: Lightly cover.
Planting Out: Plant in well-drained fertile soil (garden or container) once seedling are established and risk of frost has passed.
Notes: Tolerates poor soils.

Growing in Containers: Not well-suited to containers due to size.

Fertilizing (Garden): Plant in a garden bed amended with compost. No additional fertilizer is required.

Watering (Garden): Water deeply to establish. Water mature plants weekly during hot weather.

Garden Companions: Plant with sweet corn. The leaves of Love-Lies-Bleeding provide shade giving the corn a rich, moist root run. Host to predatory ground beetles. Young leaves are edible.

Special Requirements for Cold Climate Gardeners: May require staking.

Suitability for Indoors: Not suited for indoors.

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