Amaranthus hypochondriacus 'Pygmy Torch'


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Half-hardy annual

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A dwarf, bushy annual with dark purple-green leaves. From summer to early autumn, this plant produces erect cymes of maroon flowers. Sow indoors in early spring and plant out once the danger of frost has passed in May or June.

Family: Amaranthaceae

Genus: Amaranthus

Species: hypochondriacus

Cultivar: Pygmy Torch

Plant type: Half-hardy annual

Flower colour: Purple

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 45cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to plant seeds: January to March

Flowering period: July to September

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