Amaranth - Opopeo

Regular price $3.95
113 in stock

Beautiful, large upright flower spikes.

Stunning spikes of red blooms excellent for back of the border, for drying or for use as a cut flower. A very useful plant for attracting numerous butterflies and pollinators.


Growing and Harvest Information

Plant Type:Annual

Height: 1.1m (40")

Sun: Full

Sow: Indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost or directly into prepared beds after the last frost.Succession sow 3-4 times, 3 weeks apart for continuous blooms.

Transplant: Harden off and transplant after last frost

Days to Maturity: 65-75 days

Plant Spacing: 30cm (12")

Pinch Yes

Vase Life: 7-10 days

Potential Harvest Yield: 3-5 stems per plant

Harvest Tips:Harvest upright varieties when seed heads are about three-quarters open. Harvest cascading varieties when the tassels begin to elongate. Remove foliage so the spikes and tassels are more visible. 

 Approximate Seeds per Packet: 100