Botanical Name: Amaranthus hypochondriacus
Native: Probable origin North America
Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual
Plant Dimensions: 5'–8' tall, 18"–24" wide
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Summer to frost
Attributes: Drought Tolerant
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, when soil temperature is 65°–75°F.
When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date. Sow in biodegradable pots that can be directly planted in the ground; roots are sensitive to disturbance.
Days to Emerge: 7–14 days
Seed Depth: Barely cover
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 18"
Thinning: When 3" tall, thin to 1 every 18"