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Amaranthus hypochondriacus ‘Green Thumb’

Amaranthus

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

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Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Amaranthus hypochondriacus 'Green Thumb'
  • Common name: Amaranthus
  • Family: Amaranthaceae
  • Plant Type: Annual, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Green

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Bronze

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.

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Grow Amaranthus hypochondriacus ‘Green Thumb’, in moist, fertile, well-drained soil in full sun.

How to grow Amaranthus 'Green Thumb'

  • Plant size

    60cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do not Sow in April

Do not Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Amaranthus 'Green Thumb' and wildlife

Amaranthus 'Green Thumb' is known for attracting bees, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Amaranthus 'Green Thumb' poisonous?

Amaranthus 'Green Thumb' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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