Small colorful gardens, attractive and showy, good for container planting.
A dwarf, bushy annual with dark purple-green leaves. From summer to early autumn, this plant produces erect cymes of maroon flowers.
Easy to germinate and care free. Excellent for cutting and drying.
Often cultivated, especially in tropical areas, for its edible leaves - cooked as a spinach and are rich in vitamins and minerals, have a mild flavour.
Genus - Amaranthus
Species - hypochondriacus
Common name - Prince-of-Wales
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 10
Height - 12-18'' /0.30 - 0.45 m
Plant type - Annual
Vegetation type - Deciduous
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acid, neutral (H 5.2-7.5)
Soil type - Well drained, Fertile, sandy, loamy, clay
Water requirements - Average water needs. Water regularly, no overwatering
Landscape uses - Small colorful gardens, attractive and showy, good for container planting.
Bloom season - Early summer to fall
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Crimson
|Germination||Sow indoors in early spring and plant out once the danger of frost has passed in May or June.|
Press seeds into soil. Do not cover.
Keep moist and warm. Germinates in 10-20 days.