spring or summer; start indoors 8 to 10 weeks before the last frost
12" to 24"
full sun; thrives in hot, dry locations
rich, well-drained soil, neutral pH
red, orange, white, pink and purple
leaves are hairy and wooly-white when young, turning green as they age.
beds, borders, edging, cut flowers and dried arrangements
To grow for cut flowers or dried arrangements plant them closely together to force longer stems. Cut when flowers are just starting to open and hang upside down to dry.
Globe Amaranth is native to Panama and Guatemala in Central America. It was once a favorite of English gardens and also attracts butterflies.
By Ellen Brown