New in the Nursery: Yellow Amaranth
Now that it’s officially fall, our nursery is bursting with autumn oranges, crimsons, and golds. One of our favorite additions is the coppery hue of Amaranth ‘Hot Biscuits.’ Amaranthus cruentus is an annual that begins to bloom in mid to late summer, with some specimens reaching nearly 48 inches in height! This species can be traced back to the Aztecs; historians believe that they consumed Amaranth grain before embarking on a new conquest. These draping beauties enjoy full sun to partial shade and regular watering in moist, well-drained soil. Their plumes make fantastic dried or preserved bunches, ideal for fall decorating. Find our favorite preserved bunches here in three autumnal tones.
Throughout the season, our plant team highlights their freshest additions to the garden with New in the Nursery. Check in at your local store to take home these newly-arrived blooms.