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General Amaranth Information


Dried Flower Amaranth

Amaranth

Amaranthus caudatus
Amaranth has fuzzy erect spikes or drooping tassels (shown) composed of very small green or red dried flowers.
Annual Herb
Common Names Love-lies-bleeeding, Tassel flower
Height 24 - 48 inches.
Cultivar  
Propagation Sow directly after soil wars as seedlings are difficult to transplant.
Cultivation Grow Amaranth in full sun in well-fertilized soil.
Disease  
Harvest Cut Amaranth when in full bloom and flowers are firm to the touch.
Drying Hang Amaranth upside down in dry, dark, open, airy place.
Uses The erect form of Amaranth is a nice dried flower accent while the tassel form can be quite dramatic.
Comments Not to be confused with the dried flower Globe Amaranth (Gomphrena) which is a different genus.
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