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Amaranth 'Pygmy Torch' Seeds (Certified Organic)

Pygmy Torch is an excellent flower for cutting or drying, and the flowers retain their color for a long period of time.

Availability: In stock

$3.25
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Details

Pygmy Torch is an excellent flower for cutting or drying, and the flowers retain their color for a long period of time. The beautiful 12 inch spikes of crimson flowers bloom all summer until frost. 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. It is a very early bloomer and easy to grow from seed.

Michigan Seeds and Plants grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Amaranthus hypochondriacus
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 15 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/16 in.
When to Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Plant Spacing 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Fuchsia (Red-Purple), Magenta (Pink-Purple), Maroon (Purple-Brown), Red, Scarlet (Dark Red)
Bloom Time Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Summer
Foliage Herbaceous
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater, Flowers are good for cutting, Flowers are good for drying and preserving
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seeds Per Pack 100