Amaranthus Pygmy Torch Amaranthus Hypochondriacus is a bushy, ornamental annual plant. This type of Amaranthus is commonly called Prince-of-Wales Feather and Prince's Feather, and Amaranthus Pygmy Torch can be easily started from seeds. Amaranthus grows in clumps producing showy foliage with dark-green to purple leaves and large upright spikes of burgundy-red flowers. The exotic looking flowers appear from mid-summer until frost.
Amaranthus Pygmy Torch is a valuable landscaping plant for borders and can be planted in flower beds or in containers as a bold color contrast addition to other plants. Amaranthus Hypochondriacus prefers full sun and enjoys warm, moist, but well-drained soil. Amaranthus Pygmy Torch is excellent for use in fresh or dried arrangements, and its flowers retain their color for a long period of time.
Height: 16-24 Inches
Bloom Season: Summer/Fall
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