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How to Grow Amaranthus retroflexus Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Common Amaranth

Common amaranth

Amaranthus retroflexus photograph by Matt Lavin.


Quick Amaranthus retroflexus Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific name: Amaranthus retroflexus
  • Common Name: Common amaranth
  • Growing Zone (USA): 4 to 7
  • Life Cycle/Type: Annual

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 12 to 36
  • Plant Spread (Inches):
  • Time of Bloom: Late spring to early autumn
  • Color of Bloom: Red, purple, pink, orange
  • Leaf Foliage Detail: Green
  • Growth Form:

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Partially shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth:
  • Suitable Soil Types: Ordinary soil, not too rich, PH 6 to 7
  • Moisture: Good Drainage

Caring Conditions

  • Level of Maintenance:
  • Propagation:
  • How to Prune:
  • Pests:
  • Diseases:

Further Information

  • Can Attact:
  • Tolerant of: Fire
  • Best used in:
  • Miscellaneous : Attractive to birds
  • Genus Detail: Amaranthus
  • Further Reading: Here and Here


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