Purple Amaranth (Amaranthus hypochondriacus)

Common names:
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Give a thumbs up Prince-of-Wales Feather
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 2-6 feet
Plant Spread: 2 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Self
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Amaranthus hypochondriacus, [Prince's Feather Amaranth], am-uh-rA

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