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Amaranth cruentus Seeds...Seed from Polish Amaranth

Type: Annual
Common Names: Polish Amaranth, Purple Amaranth, Red Amaranth, Prince's Feather, Mexican Grain Amaranth
Height: 48" to 72"
Spread: 10" to 14"
Flower color:
Bloom time: Summer
Light: Full sun
Water: Average
Soil: Average to Rich
Other info: An excellent fresh cut flower and also very nice dried. Self-sows.   This seems like a plant that men like.   It *always* attracts visitors, and especially men.

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AMARANTH cruentus
Polish Amaranth
** Polish Amaranth **

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Amaranth cruentus (Polish Amaranth):
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[30 seeds per packet]
Germination: Easy germination. Start indoors 2-4 weeks prior to last spring frost. Sow seed in container on good seed starting mix. Cover seeds lightly with mix. Moisten mix and keep mix moist until germination begins. Place container in a location at 70°F. Germination should begin in 6-10 days. May be direct sown to garden location after last spring frost.

Informational/Photo Links:
1) Amaranthus cruentus at Dave's Garden
2) Amaranthus cruentus at Wikipedia
3) Amaranthus cruentus at USDA

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