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Glorious fluffy spikes of seed heads, great for drying and bouquets and floral installations.  It will last without a water source for weeks before losing colour and turning brown. 


When to Sow: Feb- Mar

Sow indoors - Sow into moist well drained compost and cover with a 1mm sprinkle of soil. Ideal temp. 22°C. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into individual pots.

Sow Direct - Sow only when danger of frost has passed. into a prepared seed bed. Thin seedlings and re transplant if necessary.


  • Classification:  Half Hardy Annual
  • Expert Level:  Easy to Grow
  • Germination Time : 1-2 Weeks


  • Site: Full Sun/Part Sun
  • Soil Type: Will grow in most soils
  • Soil Acidity: All Types
  • Mositure: Well drained
  • Care: Pinch for branching and smaller seed heads . Will require staking
  • Use: Garden Borders, Cut Flowers, Dried
  • Harvesting: Cut when  seed heads are fully coloured and the required size
  • Days to Maturity:  65-75 Days


  • Vase Life: 11 -21 Days
  • Height: 80-90cm
  • Plant Spacing:  30cm

Amaranthus Cruentus ( Foxtail ) "Hot Biscuits"

  • 364 Seeds per packet Approx

    Please note that the majority of our seeds are packed by volume so the number of seeds indicated is an approximation.

    We make every effort to provide British seeds where possible, but in some cases our British Growers are unable to grow in sufficient quantities to meet our demand or the seeds are subject to Plant breeders' rights which means it is only possible for us to buy these seeds from certain non UK flower farms 

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