Prince-of-Wales Feather, Prince's Feather
Amaranthus hypochondriacus 'Pygmy Torch'

Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Amaranthus (am-uh-RANTH-us) (Info)
Species: hypochondriacus (hy-po-kon-dree-AH-kus) (Info)
Cultivar: Pygmy Torch

Category:

Annuals

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Blue-Green

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Oroville East, California

Titusville, Florida

Dayton, Kentucky

New Bern, North Carolina

Salem, Oregon

Austin, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 16, 2008, CaptMicha from Brookeville, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

Very easy, beautiful flower. Loves the sun and heat.

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On Sep 26, 2004, Oregonguy from Salem, OR wrote:

Ordered this from an internet shop and sowed the seeds among some wildflowers and alongside Amaranthus Caudatus, (Love Lies Bleeding) in an old rose bed. The Prince's Feather grew easily, reaching a height of three feet within 6 to 8 weeks. Sun exposure was from noon on, with heavy watering during a rare Oregon heat wave (Willamette Valley area.) It wilted fast during this period unless watered. The plant is beginning to dry out now, late September, so I will collect the seeds and try them again next spring. Beautiful plant and an instant conversation piece. I highly recommend this plant if you'd like something different with a deep burgandy color.