Amaranth Pygmy Torch

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Amaranthus hypochondriacus

Dwarf Amaranth growing up to 16 inches with rich crimson plumes. It adds ornamental appeal to borders and is stunning when used as a low-growing plant to define specific areas. The long-lasting cut flowers dry a deep red and the green-to-burgundy leaves and shiny black seeds are edible and delicious! Cute little plants that are perfect in smaller gardens or containers.

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Amaranth Pygmy Torch

Introduction

Amaranth Pygmy Torch is a beautiful and easy-to-grow annual plant that is native to Mexico. It is known for its bright red flowers that bloom in the summer. Amaranth Pygmy Torch is a great choice for adding color to your garden or landscape.

What does Amaranth Pygmy Torch look like?
  • Grows up to 16 inches tall
  • Has feathery green leaves
  • Blooms with bright red flowers in the summer
Why should I plant Amaranth Pygmy Torch?
  • Easy to grow
  • Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
  • Drought-tolerant
  • Can be grown in containers or in the ground
Some interesting facts about Amaranth Pygmy Torch
  • The flowers are edible and can be used in salads or cooked dishes
  • The leaves can also be eaten
  • The plant is a good source of vitamins A and C
  • The flowers can be dried and used in potpourri
How do I germinate Amaranth Pygmy Torch?
  • Sow seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost date
  • Plant seeds 1/4 inch deep in well-drained soil
  • Keep soil moist but not wet
  • Germination takes 7-10 days
Additional Tips
  • Amaranth Pygmy Torch is a sun-loving plant
  • Water regularly, especially during hot weather
  • Fertilize every 2-3 weeks with a balanced fertilizer
  • Deadhead spent flowers to encourage more blooms
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Product Details
Amaranthus hypochondriacus

Data sheet

Water Needs:
Very Low, Low, Low/Moderate, Moderate
Light:
Full Sun, Full Sun / Partial Shade
Zones:
Annual grow in all zones, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Growth Cycle:
Annual
Soil Type:
Sandy Soil, Peaty Soil, Saline Soil, Chalky Soil, Loamy Soil, Silty Soil, Clay Soil, ALL Tolerant of most soils
Edible:
Yes
Color:
Red
Height:
e: Up to 1.5 Feet
Growing Instructions:
Sow seeds 1/4”-1/2” deep into finely dug soil in spring after all danger of frost. Can be started indoors 4 weeks earlier and transplanted. Keep moist until established. All parts of plant are edible.
Maturity (Vegetables Only):
10 - 30 Days (Microgreens Only), 80 - 85 Days
Warnings:
None
Special Features:
Ornamental, Cut Flowers, Drying and Crafts
Growth Rate:
Fast, Moderate/Fast
Evergreen
No

Specific References

UPC
810071360053
MPN
APTAHPT35X
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