'Hot Biscuits' plumes rise in upright spikes of caramel-colored inflorescence, providing a welcomed variation of shape and color in the garden and make an eye-catching contrast in flower arrangements; especially great for autumn bouquets. Flowers attract pollinators and produce high-protein, edible seeds. (Instructions inside the packet for harvesting the seeds for eating.) If seed heads are left in the garden, birds will enjoy them in the fall. To create more branches and fuller plants, pinch plant tips when young. Also known as Prince's Feather, plants are heat tolerant and drought tolerant once established.
Botanical Name: Amaranthus cruentus
Native: Unknown, likely Central America
Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual
Plant Dimensions: 3' – 4' tall
Variety Information: 6″–14″ caramel-colored, upright flower panicles
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Period: Blooms summer to frost
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, when soil temperature is 65°–75°F.
When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date.
Days to Emerge: 7 – 14 Days
Seed Depth: ¼”
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12″ – 15″
Thinning: When 3″ tall, thin to 1 every 12″ – 15″