Amaranthus hypochondriacus 'Green Thumb'


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Plant type

Half-hardy annual

Flower colour





Half hardy

Skill level


Amaranthus hypochondriacus 'Green Thumb'
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Amaranthus hypochondriacus 'Green Thumb' is a hardy annual with an upright growth habit. It has dark-green foliage with oval leaves, from which unusual apple-green flower spikes appear in summer. It's makes a good bedding plant and is suitable for growing in borders or containers. It makes an excellent cut flower in both fresh and dried arrangements.

Grow Amaranthus hypochondriacus 'Green Thumb', in moist, fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Amaranthus is an excellent cut flower for fresh or dried floral arrangements.

Family: Amaranthaceae

Genus: Amaranthus

Species: hypochondriacus

Cultivar: Green Thumb

Plant type: Half-hardy annual

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Purple

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to plant seeds: February to March

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