Amaranthus cruentus 'Hot Biscuits'
A new and exciting variety with strongly architectural spikes of orange-bronze flowers on a 100-120cm tall plant. Excellent cut flower as well as a terrific garden subject. Easily grown from seed sown in situ during spring.
When to sow: Late spring
Where to sow: Direct sow
Depth to sow: 5mm
Aspect: Full sun or as sunny a spot as possible.
Soil: Prepared, well drained, fertilised soil. Add lime if soil is too acid.
Spacing: Between plants: 15cm-90cm
Between rows: 90cm
Directions: If growing for cut flowers make a shallow drill and place three or four seed 15cm apart, thinning to one seedling after germination. For a long flowering, garden subject plant a few seeds 50 to 90cm apart. After germination thin to one seedling.