Amaranthus Green Thumb Amaranthus Hypochondriacus is a hardy annual with upright growth habit. Commonly called Prince-of-Wales Feather and Prince's Feather, this Amaranthus can be easily started from seeds. Amaranthus Green Thumb features dark-green foliage with oval leaves and produces unique, upright, apple-green flower spikes. Amaranthus grows fast starting to bloom in late spring and blooming nonstop all summer long.
Amaranthus Green Thumb makes a perfect bedding plant, and this flowering, foliage plant looks great in borders, works well in containers, and can be grown as a temporary substitute for shrubbery. Amaranthus Hypochondriacus grows best in full sun and requires a moist, rich and well-drained soil. Amaranthus is an excellent cut flowers for fresh or dried floral arrangements.
Height: 18-24 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Moist well-drained, pH 6.1-6.5
USDA Zones: All Regions of North America
Sow Indoors: Winter (4-6 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring
Seed Depth: Surface sowing - press seeds slightly into the soil
Germination Time: 7-14 Days