Amaranthus Seed - Amaranthus Hot Biscuits Flower Seeds

Amaranthus Seeds - Hot Biscuits

Flower Specifications

Season: Annual

USDA Zones: 3 - 10

Height: 48 inches

Bloom Season: Early summer to fall

Bloom Color: Orange

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 to 6.5

Deer Resistant: Yes

House Plant: No

Latin Name: Amaranthus Cruentus

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 - 5 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 24 - 36 inches

Amaranthus Cruentus (Hot Biscuits) - Wow, what an incredibly unique and attractive annual that can be established so easily from Amaranthus seeds! As shown in this image from Auburn University, Hot Biscuits Amaranthus plants are topped with clusters of ginger orange or cinnamon colored flowers. The deep green foliage is equally as beautiful as the flower clusters.

Grown as health food

Many Amaranthus species have been used as a food source in Central America as early as 4000 BC. While Amaranthus Cruentus is no longer a staple food, it is still grown and sold as a health food in many areas of the world.

amaranthus cruentus flowers

Amaranthus seed | hot biscuits


Hot Biscuits can grow up to 48 inches in height, and will bloom from early summer to fall. Amaranthus Hot Biscuits are used as a cut flower and are long-lasting in the vase.

Amaranthus plants have such gorgeous foliage and flowers that some gardeners will create a hedge or border with the plants. Hot Biscuits also attracts bees and butterflies!

  • Height: 48 inches
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 10
  • Season: Annual
  • Attracts bees and butterflies
hot biscuits seeds

How to Grow

Amaranthus seeds can be started indoors 6 - 8 weeks before the end of frost season and then transplanted outdoors. Or, for areas with long growing seasons, start the flower seeds directly outside once temperatures are consistently warm.

  • Sowing Rate: 4 - 5 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 10 - 21 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Depth: Press into soil, do not cover