Amaranthus, Mexican Grain Amaranth, Prince's Feather, Purple Amaranth, Red Amaranth 'Towers Mix'

Amaranthus cruentus

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

Category:

Annuals

Water Requirements:

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Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

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Foliage Color:

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Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Where to Grow:

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Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

Green

Chartreuse (yellow-green)

Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Blooms repeatedly

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 20, 2010, BajaBlue from Rancho Santa Rita, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

An utterly unique plant habit and an unbelievably long season of bloom are delightful additions to the sunny border or accent planting . . . and one of the colors is vivid lime-green.

These two Amaranthus will stop visitors in their tracks and with their sun-loving nature, the design possibilities are nearly endless.

This mix contains equal amounts of the red- and chartreuse Towers. Both plants range from 3 1/2 feet tall (at their central "tower") to about 27 inches at the secondary flowerspikes.

Each bloom column measures 16 to 20 inches long and several
inches thick, every iota of space jammed with rich color.

The stems are fascinating in fresh arrangements, and may be dried for winter-long color as Everlastings. T... read more

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