Amaranthus Hot Biscuits Seeds (Amaranthus Cruentus)
Amaranthus Cruentus (Hot Biscuits) - What an incredibly unique and attractive annual that can be established so easily from Amaranthus seeds! As shown in this image from Auburn University, Hot Biscuits Amaranthus plants are topped with clusters of ginger orange or cinnamon-colored flowers. The deep green foliage is equally as beautiful as the flower clusters.
Hot Biscuits can grow up to 120 cm (48 inches) in height and will bloom from early summer to fall. Amaranthus Hot Biscuits are used as a cut flower and are long-lasting in the vase.
Amaranthus plants have such gorgeous foliage and flowers that some gardeners will create a hedge or border with the plants. Hot Biscuits also attract bees and butterflies!
sowing: March - April
Height: 120 cm (48 inches)
Bloom Season: Early summer to Autumn
Bloom Color: Orange, brown
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 to 6.5
Germ temperature: 18 - 23C (65 - 75F)
Average Germ Time: 10 - 21 days
Depth: Press seed into the soil, do not cover
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 70 cm (24 - 36 inches)