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70 " 77 days. Ornamental Plant. Edible. Early Splendor Amaranthus seeds are a stunning, simple, and exotic tropical grow ideal for many hot and humid gardens. Early Splendor Amaranthus grows 24 " 36" tall mounds of radiant magenta and chocolate leaves perfect for ornamental highlighting patios, borders, fences, or walkways. Early Splendor Amaranthus is native to the sweltering tropics and will thrive all summer in similar gardens. Early Splendor Amaranthus is an indoor seasonal favorite ornamental plant for accenting any living room, bedroom, or office.
Growing Early Splendor Amaranthus Ornamental Plant Seeds
Although Amaranthus tricolor is technically native to the tropics of South America, the plant has since been naturalized throughout most of the world"s tropics and has become a favorite in many different countries" diets. Amaranthus is also known as "“Edible Amaranthus" and grown as a vegetable in Korea, India, Bangladesh, and the Caribbean. Amaranthus is also celebrated and grown worldwide for being able to convert CO2 at a much higher rate of efficiency that many other plants.
24 " 36" tall bushy upright with an 18 " 24" spread of "“poinsettia-like" Early Splendored leaves
Average, evenly moist, well-drained
Sow Indoors or Outdoors:
Early Splendor Amaranthus ornamental plant seeds are popularly sown directly after the final frost but, for earliest color, begin seeds indoors 6 " 8 weeks prior and transplant to a sunny place either indoors or out. Amaranthus seeds will take 14 " 21 days to germinate with full lighting and young plants may need staking.
Days to Plant Maturity:
70 " 77 days
Seed Planting Depth:
Plant 4 " 5 seeds ¼" deep
Early Splendor Amaranthus is susceptible to yellow asters, root rot, fungal leaf spots, and powdery mildew if grown in overly saturated and poorly drained soil. Amaranthus has no serious pests, but monitor regularly for aphids.
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