Dreadlocks Amaranth

Dreadlocks Amaranth (Amaranthus caudatus) is a cut flower variety that produces deep red to purple and magenta pendant flower spikes resembling dreadlocks. Plant foliage and seeds are also edible.

Seeds are certified organic.

Size: Packet: 600 seeds (0.6 gram), OG

Dreadlocks Amaranth (Amaranthus caudatus) is a cut flower variety that produces deep red to purple and magenta pendant flower spikes resembling dreadlocks. Plant foliage and seeds are also edible.

Seeds are certified organic.

The cultivation of dreadlocks amaranth is relatively straightforward, making it an ideal choice for both novice and experienced gardeners. It thrives in well-drained soil and full sunlight, though it can also tolerate partial shade. Gardeners should be mindful of its rapid growth and prolific seeding, which can lead to invasiveness if not properly managed. Regular deadheading of the flower spikes can help control self-seeding and promote continuous blooming throughout the growing season.

Common Name:
Dreadlocks Amaranth
Scientific Name:
Amaranthus caudatus
Description:
Flowering amaranth that produces bulbous, lengthly bright red drapes. Black seeds are edible.
Plant Lifespan:
Annual
Cold Hardiness:
Zone 10b (35 to 40)
Light Requirements:
Full Sun (min. 6 hours a day)
Seed In:
Late Spring-Summer
Seeding Depth:
1/16 in.
Days to Sprout:
4-7
Optimal Soil Temperature (F):
70-75
Plant Spacing:
18-24 in.
Average Days from Seed to Harvest:
75

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