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Amaranthus 'Dreadlocks' - Amaranthus caudatus



USDA Zones 8-11

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Does best in full sun, but can take partial shade

Tassel flower likes a fairly dry, nutrient poor soil; it tends to be less colorful in rich, fertile soils

Regular water

4 feet (1.2 m) tall and and 18-30 inches (45-75 cm) wide

Brilliant 2-3 foot (0.60-0.91 m) long flowers


Fun, eye-catching 2-3 foot (0.60-0.91 m) long inflorescences have the appearance of oversized deep maroon dreadlocks. Plants are 4 feet (1.2 m) tall, and are fabulous in the back of a sunny border. A unique specimen for your yard or garden!


It's often hard to list definite sources. Ask for them at:
  • Online vegetable and flower seed websites
  • Mail order seed catalogs
  • Seed packets in retail stores
  • Or as bedding plants at garden centers


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