Amaranthus Seeds - Amaranthus Cruenthus Red Spike Flower Seed

Amaranthus Seeds - Red Spike

Flower Specifications

Season: Annual

USDA Zones: 3 - 10

Height: 60 inches

Bloom Season: Summer

Bloom Color: Red

Environment: Full sun

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: 48 - 60 inches

Amaranthus Cruentus (Red Spike) - This Amarathus plant features dark red flowers on dark red upright foliage. It truly is one of the most unique Amaranthus Cruentus plants you can grow from flower seeds! Amaranthus plants have such gorgeous foliage and flowers that some gardeners will create a hedge or border with the plants. Red Spike also attracts bees and butterflies!

Unique cut flower

Amaranthus Red Spike flowers are used as a cut flower and are long-lasting in the vase. They can also be dried and used in floral arrangements.

amaranthus red spike flowers

Amaranthus seed | red spike

How to grow

How To Grow Amaranthus From Seed: In areas with a long growing season, start Amaranthus seeds directly outside in a prepared seedbed after frost season is over. To get a jump start on the growing season, Amaranthus flower seed can be started indoors.

Start seed indoors 6 - 8 weeks before the last frost is expected and then transplanted outdoors. Amaranthus plants grow best in full sun. They prefer moderately fertile, moist soil with lots of organic matter. During dry spells, water freely to prolong the flowering period.

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

Flower Specifications

Red Spike Amaranthus will grow 60 inches tall in just a few months when planted in warm temperatures. Amaranthus Red Spike will bear somewhat fuzzy-looking spires of dark red flowers in summer, followed by seed heads that will also be red in appearance.

  • Height: 60 inches
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 10
  • Season: Annual