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Amaranthus - Burgundy Amaranth

3.5'' Nursery Pot

The Burgundy Amaranth is a stunning and versatile plant that adds a burst of color and texture to both gardens and indoor spaces. Known for its deep, rich burgundy leaves and vibrant flower plumes, the Burgundy Amaranth stands out as a striking ornamental plant. This annual plant not only enhances visual appeal with its dramatic foliage but also attracts beneficial pollinators like bees and butterflies to your garden. Whether used in flower beds, borders, or as a potted indoor plant, the Burgundy Amaranth brings a touch of bold elegance and natural beauty to any setting.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Amaranthus
  • Common Name: Burgundy Amaranthus, Love Lies Bleeding
  • Family: Amaranthaceae
  • Native Range: All Continents

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care: Easy
  • Light: Moderate to Bright
  • Water: Keep soil moist, but not soggy
  • Humidity: All levels are acceptable
  • Temperature: 55-85F will not tolerate a hard freeze
  • Pruning: Remove spend flower heads to promote more blooms
  • Feeding: Fertilize every three weeks during the warmer months with blossom-boosting fertilizer
  • Propagation: Not recommended
  • Pests: Few if any
  • Toxicity: May cause a tummy ache in pets if a large amount is consumed

Caring for your Burgundy Amaranth is straightforward, making it a favorite for gardeners of all skill levels. This plant thrives in full sun, which helps to develop its vibrant colors, but it can also tolerate partial shade. Ensure the soil is well-draining, as the Burgundy Amaranth prefers moist but not waterlogged conditions. Regular watering and occasional feeding with a balanced fertilizer will promote healthy growth and lush foliage. With these simple care tips, your Burgundy Amaranth will flourish, adding a spectacular display of color and texture to your garden or indoor plant collection.