Purple Amaranth (Amaranthus cruentus 'Hot Biscuits')

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Plant Height: 4 to 5 feet
Plant Spread: 1 to 2 feet
Fruit: Showy
Fruiting Time: Late fall or early winter
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Russet
Bloom Size: Over 12"
Uses: Culinary Herb
Vegetable
Salad greens
Cooked greens
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Edible Parts: Leaves
Seeds or Nuts
Eating Methods: Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Pollinators: Self
Wind

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Plant Events from our members
lovesblooms On February 24, 2018 Seeds sown
winter sown
lovesblooms On February 28, 2017 Seeds germinated
lovesblooms On January 15, 2017 Seeds sown
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lovesblooms On March 22, 2016 Seeds germinated
lovesblooms On March 7, 2016 Seeds sown
winter sown
lovesblooms On March 30, 2015 Seeds germinated
lovesblooms On February 1, 2015 Seeds sown
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Garden Chat and Photos by Catmint20906 Jan 2, 2016 11:47 AM 3,043
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