Amaranthus Archie's Red Spike Seeds

Amaranthus Archie's Red Spike Seeds

A. cruentus

Product ID#: RA9180-8554

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Harvesting Good for Cutting, Long Vase Life
Growing Conditions Field Crop
Additional Characteristics Start Early for Transplants, Heat Tolerant, Easy to Grow
Flowering Month June, July, August, September
Garden Style Cutting / Cut Flowers, English Cottage, Romantic, Victorian
Lighting Conditions Full Sun
Seed Type Heirloom, Open Pollinated
Days to Maturity 60 Days
Stem Type Branching Stem
Plant Hardiness Tender
Plant Height 41 - 60 inches
Plant Lifecycle Annual
Plant Moisture & Climate Heat Tolerant
Plant Uses Cut Flower & Bouquets, Bouquet Filler Flower, Excellent for Drying & Crafts
Shape Filler Flower, Spike
  • 1 packet

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Amaranthus Archie's Red Spike is a distinctive, richly colored and highly textural variety that produces tall, 60" inch plants. Feathery looking, red-burgundy flower head spikes grow on long, sturdy stems and make excellent cut flowers. It is one of the darkest colored blooms of all of the Amaranthus in our collection. Unlike other varieties with unbending stiff spikes, Archie's Red Spike has a soft, bending appearance that is highly useful in floral arrangements due to its implied movement. Amaranthus thrives in the heat of summer and, despite the rays of the baking sun, the color remains concentrated and does not fade. Can be used as a fresh cut or dried for everlasting arrangements. Amaranthus is notorious for self seeding freely, so if you desire to keep your garden beds tidy, lop all of the flower heads before they go to seed. Although primarily grown as a cut flower, both the flower head seeds and the leaves are edible. Packet: 100 seeds.

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