Virdis Amaranth

$ 1.75

Long, cascading lime green tassels can reach the ground and have a tropical, elegant appearance. Virdis Amaranth is beautiful and unique. It visually softens a garden planted with bright colors like yellows, reds, and oranges.  

100 seeds




Amaranthus caudatus


Germination: 10-15 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-75ºF

Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface and lightly cover

Starting Indoors:  Start indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-75ºF soil temperature. Transplant apart after the last frost, 12-18” apart.  

Sowing Outdoors: Starting around the last frost date, sow lightly and thin to 6-8” apart. Sow again in midsummer for late-season blooms

Growth Habit: Upright, branching

Height and Width:  36" x 36" 

Spacing: 12-18" apart

Light Needs: Full sun 

Soil Needs: Virdis Amaranth needs average to fertile, well-drained soil

Approximate days to flower from seed: 60-75 days

Uses: Flower beds, containers, fresh or dried cut flowers, edible seeds and leaves, accent plant

Care: Water seedlings regularly until established. Amend soil with compost before transplanting. Pinch to encourage branching. Water during dry periods. Harvest flowers for drying and hang upside down in a dark room with good airflow.