Amaranthus Hot Biscuits Seeds (Amaranthus Cruentus) 50+ Seeds
Amaranthus Cruentus (Hot Biscuits) - Wow, what an incredibly unique and attractive annual that can be established so easily from Amaranthus seeds! As shown in this image from Auburn University, Hot Biscuits Amaranthus plants are topped with clusters of ginger orange or cinnamon colored flowers. The deep green foliage is equally as beautiful as the flower clusters. Hot Biscuits can grow up to 48 inches in height, and will bloom from early summer to fall. Amaranthus Hot Biscuits are used as a cut flower and are long-lasting in the vase. Amaranthus plants have such gorgeous foliage and flowers that some gardeners will create a hedge or border with the plants.
Many Amaranthus species have been used as a food source in Central America as early as 4000 BC. While Amaranthus Cruentus is no longer a staple food, it is still grown and sold as a health food in many areas of the world.
USDA Zones: 3 - 10
Height: 48 inches
Bloom Season: Early summer to fall
Bloom Color: Orange
Environment: Full sun to partial shade