Also known as Tassel Flower
Type: Annual, Long lasting. Large leaves, Matte foliage
Bloom: Summer to Late Fall Intermediate. July to Oct
Flower: 18″ long tail-like magenta blooms in raceme spirals 18” long Magenta racemes
Height: 3-6’Tall x 18-36” wide
Light: Full sun part shade
Soil: Well drained, Loam, sand, Deeply Cultivated Enriched with Manure
Use: Old-fashioned beds and borders, cut flowers. Dried flower, everlasting, mixed borer. Edible; Seeds ground for flour, Leaves steamed
Tolerances: Drought tolerant but grow and flower better is watered during dry periods. Will grow moderately well even in poor soil
Problems: Susceptible to frost
Notes: Easy Fast Growth, Can self sow
Native to South America
Amaranthus caudatus Seed Propagation
Indoors: Sow 6-8 weeks before last frost. Maintain 59F soil temperature. Prick to boxes or pots. Grow on at 55-59F. Harden off in cold frame before plant out in May.
Outdoors: Sow in site 1/16″ deep after chance of frost & soil has warmed (April). Germination 7-14 days. Thin to 18″ space.