Amaranthus Seeds - Amaranthus Hypochondriacus Green Thumb Flower Seed

Amaranthus Seeds - Green Thumb

Flower Specifications

Season: Annual

USDA Zones: 3 - 10

Height: 18 - 24 inches

Bloom Season: Mid summer to fall

Bloom Color: Green

Environment: Full sun

Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 to 6.5

Deer Resistant: Yes

House Plant: No

Latin Name: Amaranthus Hypochondriacus

Planting Directions

Temperature: 65 - 75F

Average Germ Time: 10 - 21 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Press seed into soil, do not cover

Sowing Rate: 4 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 18 - 24 inches

Amaranthus (Amaranthus Hypochondriacus Green Thumb) - This is a smaller Amaranthus plant growing 18 - 24 inches tall. It establishes nicely from flower seed. Green Thumb is a hardy annual, and it makes an excellent bedding plant. It prefers a sunny dry spot with well-drained soil.

Versatile annual plant

This Amaranthus is suitable for flower beds and does well in borders. The apple-green color goes well with most other colors and is a useful plant for filling in gaps in borders. It also is suitable for cutting and works well in arrangements.

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Amaranthus seed | green thumb

How to grow

How To Grow Amaranthus From Seed: You can sow indoors approximately 6 weeks before frost season is over and transplant outdoors when temperatures are warming. Grow in loam-based potting compost (No. 2) in full light. Water freely in summer, and provide high humidity if possible.

Outdoors, sow Amaranthus seeds after frost season is over and night time temperatures are staying in the upper 40's. Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist soil in full sun in a sheltered site. Amaranthus Caudatus will tolerate poor soil. Water freely during dry periods in summer to prolong flowering.

  • Sowing Rate: 4 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 10 - 21 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Depth: Press seed into soil, do not cover
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Plant Specifications

Amaranthus Green Thumb has an upright shape. It has oval foliage that is dark green. It produces flowers during summer and autumn that are spikes in shape and green in color. It requires a moist, rich and well-drained soil, preferring full sun, and a position in a border, or it works well in a container. Keep Amaranthus seeds moist after sowing. Germination is usually within 21 days.

  • Height: 18 - 24 inches
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 10
  • Season: Annual
  • Deer Resistant: No