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Amaranthus Hot Biscuits - 250 seeds

2,50
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High germination rates Hoge kiemkracht Hohe Keimrate Taux de germination élevé
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Color guarantee Kleur garantie Farbgarantie Garantie de couleur
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Cut flower Snijbloem Schnittblume Fleur coupée
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Detailed sowing instructions Gedetailleerde zaai-instructies Detaillierte Aussaatanweisungen Instructions de semis détaillées

Description

Amaranthus cruentus Hot Biscuits is a stunning variety often chosen for its vibrant color, making it ideal for cut flowers and bouquet fillers. While this species is one of three Amaranthus varieties cultivated for grain, Hot Biscuits stands out for its ornamental beauty.

This easy-to-grow plant allows you to harvest loads of stems throughout the summer. By the end of the season, the mature stems transform into a soft caramel brown, adding a warm touch to any arrangement, as shown in the last picture.

Specifications

  • Color
    Red
  • When can you sow
    March, April, May, June
  • Does it attract pollinators
    Yes
  • Plant type
    Annual (can't tolerate frost)
  • Cut flower
    Yes
  • Amount of seeds
    250
  • Can grow in pot
    No
  • Sun requirements
    Full sun or partial sun
  • Warranty
    True color warranty

Growth tips

Plant information to grow this amaranthus from seed

Plant type: Annual flowering
Height:
flowers grow 100-120 centimeters tall
Position:
prefers full sun but will also flower in partial shade
Planting time:
from 4-6 weeks before the last expected frost in seed trays or until mid-June
Bloom time:
starts 70-80 days after sowing
Spacing:
40 centimeters between each plant
Germination:
5-10 days at 20-22°C, lightly cover with soil
Pinching/pruning:
yes, highly recommended to cut the tip off young plants for better shape and more flower spikes
Flowers:
July to October
Pollinator-friendly: yes, and seeds also attract birds
Recommended seed tray or pot: start in medium size cells (40-cell) and plant out or transplant to larger cells or pots. Fast growing plant
The package contains: +-250 seeds

How to Grow Amaranthus from Seed

Growing Amaranthus from seed is straightforward and rewarding. Start by sowing the seeds a few weeks before the last expected frost date. You can germinate them at home or on a heat mat. Once the seedlings emerge and the weather is mild, move them to a greenhouse. If nights are still cold, cover the plants with a layer of fleece for protection.

After the last frost date has passed, plant the young amaranthus 30 to 50 cm apart in your garden. Direct sowing is also an option once the danger of frost is over. For a personal cutting garden, you can plant them closer together than if you are growing them as ornamental garden plants.

Amaranthus Hot Biscuits thrive in rich soil. We recommend using the no-dig method, adding 2.5 cm of compost each year, as popularized by Charles Dowding. The plants can grow tall and may require some support.

By following these guidelines, you'll enjoy a bountiful and beautiful display of Amaranthus Hot Biscuits in your garden.

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Amaranthus Hot Biscuits - 250 seeds

2,50

Amaranthus cruentus Hot Biscuits is a stunning variety often chosen for its vibrant color, making it ideal for cut flowers and bouquet fillers. While this species is one of three Amaranthus varieties cultivated for grain, Hot Biscuits stands out for its ornamental beauty.

This easy-to-grow plant allows you to harvest loads of stems throughout the summer. By the end of the season, the mature stems transform into a soft caramel brown, adding a warm touch to any arrangement, as shown in the last picture.

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