Amaranthus hypochondriacus 'Green Thumb'

Amaranthus hypochondriacus 'Green Thumb'

Amaranthus

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Amaranthus hypochondriacus 'Green Thumb'
  • Common name: Amaranthus
  • Plant type: Annual
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 60cm

Spread: 30cm

Flower colours:
  • Yellow
  • Green
Foliage colour:
  • Bronze
  • Features: Flowers

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Amaranthus hypochondriacus 'Green Thumb'

Amaranthus hypochondriacus 'Green Thumb' is a hardy annual with an upright growth habit. It has dark, bronze-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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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