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.

Amaranthus retroflexus Growing and Care Guide

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

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 12 to 36
  • Plant Spread (Inches):
  • Time of Bloom: Late spring to early autumn
  • Flower Details: Red, purple, pink, orange
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • 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
  • Soil Moisture: Good Drainage

Caring Conditions

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

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of: Fire
  • Best Garden Use:
  • Family:
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: Attractive to birds
  • Genus Detail: Amaranthus
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here

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