Amaranthus cruentus | Hot Biscuits
This is such a productive plant so an excellent choice for the cutting garden. Used extensively as a filler in bouquets, Amaranthus Hot Biscuits add a beautiful textural quality to floral work. The colour is fabulous and it flowers abundantly throughout the season. The colour alway illicits many comments from visitors to our gardens. Plants should have their growing tips pinched out when the plant gets to about 30cm in height to ensure you get a nice bushy plant and lots of seed heads.
Being an annual, the more you cut the seed heads, the more the plant will produce. Plants should be sited in full sun and planted out once all danger of frost has passed. Seed heads should be harvested when they are about 3/4's of the way open. Removing the foliage will make the attractive caramel seed heads more visible. Great for cutting and lasts approximately 7 days in a vase. A favourite of our Flower Farmers. Seed can be easily collected from the seed heads.
Annual | May self sow
Height about 1.2m x 35cm Wide
Plant size PB2 | Equivalent 1.2 litres
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