Amaranthus, Mexican Grain Amaranth, Prince's Feather, Purple Amaranth, Red Amaranth 'Golden Giant'

Amaranthus cruentus

Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Amaranthus (am-uh-RANTH-us) (Info)
Species: cruentus (kroo-EN-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Golden Giant

Category:

Annuals

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Orange

Gold (yellow-orange)

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Ogden, Utah

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 15, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Seeds of Change offers this description: "A bright ornamental flower whose seed heads will attract birds to the garden. Leaves are the cat's meow in a salad when eaten young, either raw or steamed. At maturity, this glowing, 6-7 ft. plant has golden stems and leaves yielding several ounces per plant of white seeds which are easily harvested and threshed.(98-110 days)"

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